About Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger is a retired professional footballer player in German. He played as the wide midfielder and mostly as a central midfielder in most of his game, and he is known for his tackling abilities, passing and positioning, and reading the flow of the game. He is one of the greatest midfielders of this generation.

Bastian’s Early life and Bio

Bastian Schweinsteiger was born on 1st August of 1984 in the town called Kolbermoor of West Germany. Thus, he belongs to German nationality and is the son of Alfred Schweinsteiger and Monika Schweinsteiger. He also has an older brother named Tobias Schweinsteiger, who is also a retired footballer.

Schweinsteiger used to play Skiing as well as Football and was professional in both sports.

Quick Info
Full NameBastian Schweinsteiger
Date of Birth1 August 1984
Birth PlaceKolbermoor, West Germany
OccupationFormer Football Player (Midfielder)
Professional career2001–2005 Bayern Munich II
2002–2015 Bayern Munich
2015–2017 Manchester United
2017–2019 Chicago Fire
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Sarah Brander (2007-2017)
Ana Ivanovic (m. 2016)
Net worthUS $80 million

Club career

Bayern Munich:

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s club career started in the year 1998 when he signed the contract with Bayern Munich. He was the club’s youth team and quickly rose to fame after achieving the youth championship in 2002. He made his league debut in the UEFA Champions League as a late substitute when he was 18 years old. He scored his first goal against RC Lens, which gained him a professional contract from the club. He scored his first professional goal in the 2002-03 seasons game against VFL Wolfsburg. Because of Schweinsteiger’s performance in the 2012-13 season as the midfielder, he was entitled with a 2013 German player of the year honor. He played for the club for 17 years.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Manchester United:

Bastian Schweinsteiger signed the three years contract with Manchester United which was worth 9 million euros. He scored his first league goal for the club in November 2015 against Leicester City. At the end of 2015, he could not play three games to punish the fight against Winston Reid. He played in EFL Cup as a substitute and FA Cup in 2017 and made his winning goal against Wigan Athletic. He earned the “Man of the Match” title from the fans that year.

Chicago Fires:

After the end of 3 years contract with United, he signed the contract with Chicago Fire. He played his first game for the club against Montreal Impact. Although he played as the substitute in most of the game, he proved himself an excellent assist to the team and scored his winning goal against Real Salt Lake. At the end of the season, he scored another winning goal for the club against the Philadelphia Union at the end of minutes.


Bastian Schweinsteiger retired on 8th October of 2019 as a football player and decided to join as the live broadcasts football expert.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

International career

Bastian Schweinsteiger made his debut in international matches in 2004 playing for Germany.

Euro 2004:

Schweinsteiger was one of Bayern’s players to play in the Euro 2004, where he made his first only goal of the club against the Czech Republic.

2006 FIFA World Cup:

Bastian Schweinsteiger was the first player to play in the German national team in 41 matches holding the highest record of matches ever played, which was soon broken by another player. In the game against Russia, Schweinsteiger scored two goals in 2005. He also scored another goal against Tunisia. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he was entitled to Man of the Match for his performance in the game where he set the hat-trick and a free-kick.

Euro 2008:

He made two starting games in the Euro 2008 qualifiers, winning both games against San Marino and Slovakia. Later, he was replaced by Lukas Podolski and started playing the substitute matches for the team. Schweinsteiger made the first winning goal and the first goal for the country at the semifinal against Turkey.

2010 FIFA World Cup:

Bastian Schweinsteiger played nine games in the 2010 World Cup qualifying. He was replaced in the midfield position during the match and proved himself as a good attacker and a defender for the German team. He set the most assist records in the finals of the Cup and was entitled to The Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

Euro 2012:

During the UEFA Euro 2012, Schweinsteiger played the game as a starter in all of Germany’s matches. The team won the game against the Netherlands after Schweinsteiger assisted Mario Gomez with the winning goals.

2014 FIFA World Cup:

Germany won their 2014 FIFA World Cup final, where Schweinsteiger started the game against the United States and substituted a match against Ghana.

Euro 2016 and retirement:

During the qualification match for the team, Schweinsteiger was assigned as the new captain. He was qualified for the Euro 2016 match, where he set the record for making the most appearances European Championship as the German player. He played his final game against Finland as a captain and retired.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Personal life: Relationship, Wife

Bastian Schweinsteiger had dated few dating histories before. He was dating a German model named Sarah Brander since 2007 and after dating for seven years, they eventually broke up in 2014. They were in living together relationships. The same year, he started dating a Serbian professional tennis player named Ana Ivanovic. They got engaged in 2014 and finally got married in 2016 July. Together they have two sons namely Luka born in 2018 and another baby in 2019.

Aside from playing football, Schweinsteiger had an interest in Ski-runner and also talented in it. He is a friend of the World Cup alpine ski racer, Felix Neureuther. Schweinsteiger is active in social media and has over 10.2 million followers on Instagram and 5 million followers on Twitter.


What are Bastian’s Nationality and Physical stats?

Bastian Schweinsteiger possesses an athletic build body and as of 2020, he recently retired from his football career, but his perfect body of a player is still there. He has a height of 6 feet and a body weight of 79 kg. His chest, arms, and waist measurements are 42-14-31 inches.

His ethnicity is white, and he has a green eye with blonde hair color, which makes him look unique and attractive at the same time. He has few tattoos on his body, and his sexual orientation is straight.

Schweinsteiger’s zodiac sign is Leo.


What is Bastian’s Net worth?

Bastian Schweinsteiger has a net worth to be around 80 million dollars. His income source is from the soccer that he played with for different big football clubs and various endorsements he has signed with.