André Schürrle - An early retirement?

World cup winner André Schürrle and former Bayer Leverkusen,Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund winger, has announced his retirement from football at just the age of 29 , after cancelling the contract with Borussia Dortmund on wednesday. With 57 appearance for his national team Germany,he scored 22 goals. Schürrle was named in Germany’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.He made his FIFA World Cup debut as a substitute in the team’s opening match.


Schurrle delivered the cross from which Mario Gotze scored the extra-time winner in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina- The defining moment

Injuries can be devastating in an athlete’s career and Schurrle being one of Germany’s greatest and most successful winger had to raise the white flag too early.


Shocking news but well thought out decision!

At the age of just 18, Schurrle made his Bundesliga debut with Mainz and earned a move to Leverkusen after two seasons.

Chelsea came calling in 2013 although the winger left after 18 months in West London, halfway through the club’s title-winning campaign under Jose Mourinho.

With a tally of 14 goals in 65 appearances for the Blues, he headed to Wolfsburg and quickly won the DFB-Pokal.

A 2016 move to Borussia Dortmund did not go to plan and Schurrle was shipped out on loan to Fulham and Spartak in recent seasons.

Undoubtedly his best moment in the game came in the 2014 World Cup. He scored twice in Germany’s famous 7-1 World Cup semi-final win over hosts Brazil in 2014 before providing the assist for Mario Gotze’s winner in the final against Argentina.

In 11-year career, he won the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, as well as the German Cup with both Dortmund and Wolfsburg and the World Cup in 2014.


Good luck & enjoy your retirement! :+1:

What the hell happened to André Schürrle?


FIFA World Cup 2014 Germany vs Brazil semifinals 7-1
T.Müller 1-0
M. Klose 2-0
T. Kroos 3-0
T. Kroos 4-0
S. Khedira 5-0
A. Schürrle 6-0
A. Schürrle 7-0
Oscar 7-1

Mario Götze Germany vs Argentina 2014 FIFA World Cup Goal.