World Cup winner, Andre Schurrle has decided to hang up his boots at the age of 29.
Schurrle who lifted the 2014 world cup with Germany in 2014, won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2015 had returned to Borussia Dortmund after having his last stint with Fulham in England.
Speaking with Der Spiegel on Friday, the winger, who last played for Fulham in the Championship said he no longer needed applause because the decision has grown in him for a long time.
Schurrle had during the week, cancelled his contract at Dortmund, where he had been since 2016 but has not featured for since 2018. According to reports, he received a €2.5 million compensation for the final year of his contract. If he had played, he would have earned over €7m.
Speaking further about the development, the winger said he felt alone most of the time especially when the “lows got lower and the highlights fewer.”
“You always have to play a certain role to survive in this business otherwise you lose your job and don’t get a new one.”
How Andre Schurrle ended his football career at 29
Schurrle returned to Westfalenstadion after his sojourn with Chelsea. He was initially loaned to Fulham, where he was relegated from the Premier League and then he spent last season at Spartak Moscow.
He began his professional career when he made his Bundesliga debut for Mainz in 2009 at the age of 18.
He later joined Bayer Leverkusen 2011, before moving to the Premier League with Chelsea in 2013 in the region of €21 million (£18 million).
After two fruitful years with the Stamford Bridge outfit, He returned to the Bundesliga in 2015 with Wolfsburg where he won the DFB-Pokal.
Schurrle before his retirement played 373 competitive matches at club level, scored 86 goals and assisted a further 51.
The former German international has 57 caps for his country and scored 22 goals. His most memorable moment was when he set up Mario Gotze for the World Cup-winning goal in the 2014 final against Argentina.
Andre Schurrle’s Personal life
Andre Schürrle was born in Ludwigshafen by Rhineland-Palatinate to Luise and Joachim Schürrle.
The winger who had once told a German football magazine 11 Freunde that his idols were Michael Ballack and Raúl was married to a Kazakh-born model Anna Sharypova at the end of 2018. They had their first-child, Kaia Schürrle in April 2019.
Andre Schurrle’s net worth
Schurrle net worth is estimated to worth $22 million. With his last contract with Dortmund, he receives a salary of around $7.1 million in a year.
Watch Schurrle’s World Cup moment below.
🔙 Erinnerungen…pic.twitter.com/gsAhHxkPh6— FIFA Fussball-WM 🏆 (@fifaworldcup_de) July 17, 2020