Former German forward Andre Schurrle has announced his retirement from Professional football six years after guiding his country to a world cup triumph.
The former Chelsea and Fulham star who was expected to look for another club after canceling his contract with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday has instead opted to hang up his boots at only 29 years.
Andre Schurrle managed 57 caps for the Germany national team in which he helped them them to world cup success in 2014 in Brazil.
Schurrle started his career at Mainz in 2009 making 66 appearances and scoring 20 goals before joining Bayern Leverkusen in £6.5 deal in the summer of 2011. It was at Bayer Leverkusen where he exploits on the pitch managed to attract Chelsea’s attention who signed him for £18 million. On arrival in London, Schurrle was expected of big things but his one and half year spell at Chelsea only delivered 11 goals in 44 appearances. The world cup winner then moved on to Wolfsburg in January 2015 for £22 million.
He managed to win the DFB Pokal Cup and DFL Super cup in his first year with Wolfsburg. Schurrle’s form at Wolfsburg attracted Dortmund’s interest which meant he would be on a move again, he joined the black and yellow wall in July 2017 before having loan spells at Fulham and Spartak Moscow in England and Russia respectively.
The world cup winner who provided the Assist from which Mario Gotze scored to help Germany beat Argentina in 2014 has today put a stop to a short but successful career. Schurrle has hung up his boots aged only 29 claiming he had had retirement in his plans for a long time. “The decision has matured in me for a long time,” schürrle said “ Only performance on the field counts, in which vulnerability and weakness must never exist” he added before stressing that if an employee can’t play to a certain role then its most likely he won’t get a new job “You always have to play a certain role to survive in the business, otherwise you will lose your job and you won’t get a new one “ Schürrle added before claiming he doesn’t need anymore applauses