Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Real Name: Bastian Schweinsteiger
HT: 6' 0" WT: 175
Designated Player
Age: 34 (08/01/1984)
Birthplace: Kolbermoor, Germany, Germany
Hometown: Rosenheim, Germany

How he joined the club: Acquired from Manchester United as a Designated Player on March 21, 2017.

2019 (CHICAGO FIRE): Made his season debut as a starter in a 2-1 loss on March 2 against the LA Galaxy … Played the full 90 minutes of the match. Made his second start of the season on March 9 in a 1-1 draw against Orlando City ... Played the full 90 minutes of the match...Received MLS Team of the Week Honors on April 1 ... Recorded his sixth start of the season in a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 12, where his efforts earned him MLS Team of the Week Honors for Week 7.

2018 (CHICAGO FIRE): Made 31 appearances and 30 starts in first full season with the Fire … Tallied four goals and led the team with six assists … Team’s leading chance creator (43) in the attacking end, while also boasting team-highs in touches (2,494), duels won (195) and tackles won (47) … Named the Fire’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the year for the 2018 season … Won the Chicago Fire Goal of the Year award for a strike from distance against Real Salt Lake on Aug. 4 … Re-signed as a Designated Player on Nov. 28 for the 2019 MLS season.

2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded three goals and six assists in his first season with the Club … The German midfielder became the ninth Fire player in club history to score in his league debut, scoring the first goal in a 2-2 draw vs. MTL on Apr. 1 … He scored again and added an assist two games later, a 3-0 win vs. NE on Apr. 15 … The Fire were unbeaten in its first three matches after Schweinsteiger joined the Club … Schweinsteiger was named to the MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field on Aug. 2 where he captained the home side for the first half versus Real Madrid … MLS Cup Playoffs: Recorded an appearance in the Fire’s 4-0 loss vs. NY on Oct. 25.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Schweinsteiger joined the Fire after compiling 70 goals and 103 assists in 535 first team games during his 15-year club career … He signed his first professional contract in December of 2002, joining FC Bayern Munich after spending four years in their youth system … Schweinsteiger remained with the Bavarian side for 13 years before his move to Manchester United in July of 2015 ...

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: He has appeared 121 times for the German National Team, including 20 total appearances in FIFA World Cup play across the 2006 and 2010 competitions (both third-place German finishes) as well as Germany’s cup-winning run in the 2014 tournament … He has additionally represented Die Mannschaft in four consecutive editions of the UEFA European Championship, tallying 18 total appearances in the tournament from 2004-16, which includes a runner-up medal from the 2008 competition … Was named captain of the national team following Phillip Lahm’s retirement in late 2014 … Retired from international play in July of 2016.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019Chicago Fire6605400725020
2018Chicago Fire313042726624829070
2017Chicago Fire242331993625525150
Career Totals-615975259125615591140
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