An icon indeed.
Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was the recipient of GQ Germany's Sports Icon Award at their 2018 Men of the Year Awards ceremony held at the Komische Oper opera house in Berlin on Thursday.
In den USA ein neuer Superheld, in Deutschland eine Ikone. GQ ehrt den Ausnahmefußballer und Weltmeister Bastian Schweinsteiger mit dem GQ Award „Sports Icon“. #GQAwards #BastianSchweinsteiger #Schweini @BSchweinsteiger @FCBayern @ChicagoFire 📷 @simon_emmett pic.twitter.com/PlJ45SDksl— GQ Germany (@GQ_Germany) November 8, 2018
Alongside wife Ana Ivanovic, Schweinsteiger was one of several high-profile award winners to be recognized in various categories at the event, including actors Henry Cavill, Orlando Bloom, and Patrick Dempsey, musician Jason Derulo, and fashion designer Donatella Versace. He additionally joins past winners and fellow German national team legends Philipp Lahm and Jérôme Boateng as a recipient of the annual sporting honor.
Thank you @GQMagazine and @GQ_Germany for having me and my wonderful wife @AnaIvanovic at GQ Men of the Year. Thank you for the great night and for the big honor. Thank you to @giorgioarmani and Wempe Weinstrasse. pic.twitter.com/uchVI4wr3U— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) November 8, 2018
The 34-year-old is coming off of a 2018 MLS regular season campaign that saw him register four goals and add six assists over 31 appearances for the Men in Red, while also being honored for his time spent at FC Bayern Munich with a testimonial match held in his honor in late August.
For more on the event and to view a full list past and present honorees, click here.