Bastian Schweinsteiger is a retired German professional football player, who made his name in the football world during his long spell with Bayern Munich, where he regarded as a legend of the club. Playing mainly as a midfielder, he has also been regarded as one of the greatest German players of all time as well as one of the greatest midfielders to ever grace football, thanks to awareness, accuracy in passing, tackling ability and his ability to read the flow of the game. Unlike other players, the midfielder has only played for three clubs in his entire career, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chicago Fire.
Before we get to Bastian Schweinsteiger net worth, we need to know how he progressed in his football career.
Schweinsteiger came to this world on 1st of August, 1984 to Monika and Alfred Schweinsteiger in Kolbermoor, Germany. Growing up, he developed two hobbies, one is playing football while the other being skiing, which resulted in him having to choose which sport he should pursue professionally. Well, we know what he picked. On 1st of July 1998, the Kolbermoor-born midfielder joined Bayern Munich as a youth team player, and in 2002 he won the German youth championship, resulting in him earning a spot in the reserves following the performances he displayed for the team.
Right after earning a spot in the reserves for the first team, Schweinsteiger was first played as left-back in the team. Following his two successive training session with then-manager Ottar Hitzfield, he was handed his first-team debut in a UEFA Champions League game against RC Lens in November 2002, coming on as a late substitute to make an almost immediate impact in the game as he created an assist for Markus Feulner before the 90 minutes whistle. In the following month, he was awarded a professional contract and helped the first team claimed a domestic double, winning both the German league and cup, in his 14 appearances. In the following season, he scored his first goal for the German club in a match against VFL Wolfsburg back in September 2003.
Schweinsteiger’s name was made known to the world in his 13 seasons spent with Bayern Munich having helped them lift eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB Pokal, DFB Ligapokal, DFL Supercup and one UEFA Champions League. The retired-German midfielder contributed 68 goals and 100 assists in 500 appearances in all competitions. In Bayern Munich, he made his name before leaving the club to search for a new challenge hence his move to the Premier League, his time at the Allianz Arena spiked up Schweinsteiger’s net worth till today following the major deals and endorsements he acquired then
Manchester United announced the signing of the Champions League winner in the summer of 2015 for a €9 million fee. He became the first German player to play in United’s first team putting on the number 31 jersey he wore with Bayern. He made his first debut for the Red Devils in a 1-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur coming on as a substitute before scoring his first goal for the English team to level the scoreline against Leicester City on 28th of November. He spent one and a half year with the club before opting for a move. His stay with Manchester United was not exactly pleasing to his career.
On 21st of March, 2017, Schweinsteiger moved on to American Major League Soccer to sign for Chicago Fire. He scored his first goal for the club on his debut in a 2-2 home draw against the Montreal Impact. In the mid-season, he helped the team to the top of the MLS table resulting in cementing a spot in the MLS All-Star Fan XI to battle against Real Madrid at the 2017 MLS All-Star match in Chicago. He spent three years with the American club, before finally drawing the curtain on his football career on 8th of October, 2019.
Schweinsteiger was able to represent his country Germany in the senior team. He played a pivotal role for the team to achieve the third position in both 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2006 FIFA Confederations Cup. He was also pivotal in the German national team that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
He hung his boots for international football on June 2016 having contributed 24 goals and 39 assists in 121 appearances for the team.
BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER NET WORTH
Bastian Schweinsteiger net worth has been calculated to be $80 million in 2021, this is thanks to all the lucrative deal he signed off and on the football pitch during his time playing for Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Chicago Fire and representing Germany in international tournaments.
Schweinsteiger is currently living a married life with his tennis player wife Ana Ivanovic, who he married on July 2016, and are blessed with two sons.