Bastian Schweinsteiger



Bastian Schweinsteiger was born in Kolbermoor, West Germany on 1 August 1984. Originally a winger, over the years he has transitioned into one of the world's best central midfielders. Schweinsteiger is known for his work rate, passing, technique, dribbling ability and tackling. These skills help him to take control matches from midfield and dictate games. His intelligent off-the-ball movement, tendency to hit long range shots and his skill from set pieces also help to make him a direct goal threat.

Having started his youth career with FV Oberaudorf and TSV 1860 Rosenheim, Schweinsteiger joined the Bayern Munich youth academy in the summer of 1998. After winning Under 17 and Under 19 Bundesliga titles in 2001 and 2002, he made his debut for the senior side during the 2002-03 season and wen...

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