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Bastian Schweinsteiger

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 7
  • Date of birth: 1 August, 1984 (25 years old)
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
7 Bastian Schweinsteiger
8|3 Bastian Schweinsteiger
0 As substitute
58|34 Total Germany
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
7 Total Germany
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Bastian Schweinsteiger
4 Bastian Schweinsteiger
16 Total Germany
15 Total Germany
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
11|14 Bastian Schweinsteiger
1|0 Bastian Schweinsteiger
64|69 Total Germany
12|1 Total Germany
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Germany games played

  1. Germany 4-0 Australia
    Sunday, 13 June Match report
  2. Germany 0-1 Serbia
    Friday, 18 June Match report
  3. Ghana 0-1 Germany
    Wednesday, 23 June Match report
  4. Germany 4-1 England
    Sunday, 27 June Match report
  5. Argentina 0-4 Germany
    Saturday, 3 July Match report
  6. Germany 0-1 Spain
    Wednesday, 7 July Match report
  7. Uruguay 2-3 Germany
    Saturday, 10 July Match report

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Still only 25 but a permanent fixture in the Germany team, ‘Schweini’ is well on course to break Lothar Matthaeus’ record of 150 caps for Germany.

It is not trophies, not caps, that interest him though, and he said “I'd rather finish with 90 caps and win the World Cup or the European Championships than end up as the most-capped player without winning any major prize.”

He has collected plenty of silverware at club level. Winning the title again with Bayern this season was his fifth success in the Bundesliga and he has been involved in five domestic league/cup doubles.

Schweinsteiger played all seven games at the 206 World Cup but at Euro 208 was given a reprimand by chancellor Angela Merkel after getting himself sent off against Croatia. “She told me that I shouldn't do the same stupid things again,” he revealed.

World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer recently said how impressed he has been with his improved attitude and focus: “What has changed with Schweinsteiger is that his football has become more important to him than his choice of hairstyle.”

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