Former World Cup winner with Germany Andre Schurrle retires from football aged 29

Fri, Jul 17 2020

Former German international forward Andre Schurrle has retired from football at the age of just 29.

The former Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen winger/forward won the World Cup in 2014 with his native Germany, setting up the winner in extra-time against Argentina.

In a lengthy interview with German publication Der Spiegel, the 57-time German international said: “The decision matured in me for a long time,” before saying, “the depths became deeper and the highlights less and less.

“I don't need the applause anymore. You always have to play a certain role in order to survive in the business, otherwise you will lose your job and you will not get a new one.”

The 29-year-old’s contract at Borussia Dortmund was cancelled earlier this week.

During his career, the German won two German Cup’s, one German Super Cup and a Premier League title alongside his World Cup success in 2014.