Germany and Real Madrid superstar Toni Kroos announces retirement from football after EURO 2024

German soccer icon Toni Kroos has declared his intention to step away from the sport after the upcoming European Championship, which will be held in his home country this summer.

After a decade of serving the club, the Real Madrid midfielder will bid farewell, having achieved a remarkable record of 22 titles in 463 games. Although his last appearance with Los Blancos is slated to be the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on June 1st, there remains a chance for him to add to his impressive tally.

With Real Madrid, Kroos has achieved great success, winning four Champions League titles, five Club World Cups, four European Super Cups, four La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, and four Spanish Super Cups.

Prior to his tenure with the Spanish club, he had achieved success by winning the 2014 World Cup with Germany. He then made the move from Bayern Munich, where he had secured numerous accolades including a Champions League title, a Club World Cup, a European Super Cup, three Bundesliga titles, three DfB Pokals, and two German Super Cups.

In his podcast, Einfach Mal Luppen, he announced that this will be his final season. After much consideration, he has come to the conclusion that this is the right decision for him. He has weighed the pros and cons for months and ultimately, he is confident in his choice. He has always had the desire to leave the club on a high note and this season has been one of his best, making it the perfect time to depart. His departure from Madrid will also mark the end of his football career. Although he will play in the European Championship with Germany, he has never entertained the idea of switching clubs. He expresses his gratitude for the past 10 years and the unwavering support from the club and its fans, which has made him feel at home in Spain and in Madrid.

According to a statement released by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on Tuesday morning, Toni Kroos is considered as one of the exceptional players in the club’s history and he will forever consider this team as his home.

Participation in Euro 2024 will be the ultimate involvement.

Kroos, who had retired from playing for his country, made a comeback to the German national team in March after being absent for three years. Currently, he will be joining Julian Nagelsmann’s team for the home competition.

Kroos, with 108 games under his belt for his country and 17 goals scored, is eager to increase his record as Germany kicks off their tournament against Scotland. They will then go on to play against Hungary and Switzerland.

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