Toni Kroos retirement

Toni Kroos Announces Retirement, Bids Farewell to Real Madrid and Fans

Through an emotional letter and his podcast, Toni Kroos retirement from football is now fixed. He has told Real Madrid and its supporters that he will be retiring from football at the end of the current campaign.

Toni Kroos wrote an open letter to Real Madrid supporters, announcing his retirement from professional football. Kroos will retire from the sport after UEFA EURO 2024 as his contract with Los Blancos expires at the end of the current campaign.

The German just returned from his international retirement to compete in his native nation at the Euros. Nevertheless, Kroos will hang up his boots following the continental competition.

Fabrizio Romano shared Toni Kroos retirement letter with Real Madrid fans on social media.

“As I have always said: Real Madrid is and will be my last club. July 17th, 2014—the day of my presentation at Real Madrid, the day that changed my life. My life as a footballer—but especially as a person. It was the start of a new chapter at the biggest club in the world. After 10 years, at the end of the season, this chapter comes to an end,” wrote Kroos.

Reflecting on his time with the club, Kroos expressed profound gratitude:

“I will never forget that insolent successful time! I would particularly like to thank everyone that welcomed me with an open heart and trusted me. But especially, I would like to thank you, dear Madridistas, for your affection and your love from the first day until the last one. At the same time, this decision means that my career as an active footballer will end this summer after the Euro championships.”

Kroos continued,

“I’m happy and proud that, in my mind, I found the right timing for my decision and I could choose it on my own. My ambition was always to finish my career at the peak of my performance level. From now on there’s only one leading thought: a por la 15!!! HALA MADRID Y NADA MAS.”

A Decade of Excellence at Real Madrid by Toni Kroos

Real Madrid paid €25 million to Bayern Munich for acquiring Toni Kroos in 2014.

Since then, Kroos has made 463 appearances for the team, contributing 98 assists and 28 goals. His time in the Spanish capital has been crowned with numerous accolades.

With Los Blancos, he has 22 championships to his name, including four UEFA Champions League crowns. In addition, Kroos has played for Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen, winning the UCL with Bayern.

If Real Madrid defeats Borussia Dortmund in this season’s final on Saturday, June 1, he might add yet another Champions League to his collection. The legendary midfielder played a crucial role in the German team’s 2014 FIFA World Cup victory.

No doubt, the football world will miss you… Toni Kroos!

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