Real Madrid Honour Toni Kroos Ahead Of His Final Career Game At The Santiago Bernabeu

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Real Madrid honored Toni Kroos before the Kick-off of his final career game at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Emotional scenes in Madrid, as Kroos walked out from the tunnel to receive a guard of honor, with massive banners and placards with appreciatory messages to the midfielder being seen across the Bernabeu.

Toni Kroos revealed on May 21, 2024, that he will retire from football after the 2024 European Championship, a decision that came as a shock to many.

Several footballing enthusiasts were calling for him to have a change of mind, as they felt he still had a few years of top football left in him.

Anyway, Kroos in his lengthy retirement statement made it known that he always wanted to retire when his body was still in good shape and when his performance levels were still at the zenith.

When Did Toni Kroos Join Real Madrid?

Toni Kroos joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on July 17, 2014, for a fee of €25 million.

The German delineated brilliance all through his years at the Santiago Bernabeu, and Los Blancos have over the years appreciated him for his contributions.

Meanwhile, Toni Kroos and his children were emotional as he exited the pitch when he was substituted for Daniel Ceballos in the 87th minute.

His children, son; Leon, born in 2013, daughter, Amelie, born in 2016, and second son, Fin, born in 2019, were also teary when their father left the Santiago Bernabeu turf for the last time in his illustrious career.

Kroos is married to long-term girlfriend Jessica Farber, who he walked down the aisle with on June 13, 2015.

My Kids Reaction Has Destroyed Me – Kroos

Following the clash against Real Betis on Saturday, May 25, 2024, Toni Kroos broke down while talking about his family.

The 34-year-old said: “My kids’ reaction has literally destroyed me… I can only say: Real Madrid.”

He was seen hugging his daughter, Amelie, in a viral clip, which was shared by La Liga, indicating the reaction of many across the world.

Kroos has previously been asked about his family’s reaction to his decision to call time on his career, and he said: 

“My family? Jess (wife) is very supportive. Leon (son) did not like the decision. Ami (daughter) despite being a big Madridista is very happy (laughs). 

“She wants us to ride horses together, I always said it’s dangerous but now I need to come up with a new excuse.”

Toni Kroos Final Career Game At The Santiago Bernabeu As A Real Madrid Player

Toni Kroos’ final game at the Santiago Bernabeu as a Real Madrid player ended 0-0, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side ended the season with a stalemate against Real Betis.

Kroos’ final game for Los Blancos will come on June 1, 2024, when they face Borussia Dortmund in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

Toni Kroos has made 464 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 28 goals and providing 98 assists in all competitions.

Internationally, the 34-year-old has made 108 appearances for Germany, scoring 17 goals and providing 21 assists across all competitions.

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