Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger ( July 2012)

Bastian Schweinsteiger ( born August 1, 1984 in Kolbenmoor ) is a German footballer who plays in the German Bundesliga FC Bayern Munich since 2002 under contract and is active for the national team since 2004. He is both and was used until 2009 in the right or left side of midfield, since predominantly in the central midfield. Bastian Schweinsteiger at least since his nomination in the FIFA all-star team in 2010 as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.

  • 4.1 national team
  • 4.2 club
  • 4.3 Honours

Childhood and education

The son of a self-employed entrepreneur who runs a shop in Oberau village and formerly was active as a soccer player in Austria itself grew, with his older brother Tobias, which is also a professional footballer and currently (2013 ) at FC Bayern Munich II is under contract. Bastian Schweinsteiger visited the Dietzenhofer state secondary school in Brannenburg ( Rosenheim ), which he left in an intermediate certificate. He then trained as an office clerk, before he completely devoted himself to his professional career as a football player.



At the age of three years Schweinsteiger began playing football at FV Oberaudorf. About the TSV 1860 Rosenheim, for whom he played from 1992 to 1998, came Schweinsteiger in 1998 with 14 years in the youth department of FC Bayern Munich, in which he was active until age 18 and 2001 B and 2002 A- Youth Championship won. 2001/ 02 he was a member of the Regional Team, for which he on March 2, 2002 ( 23 Round ) - on as a substitute in the 89th minute for Barbaros Barut - a 0-0 away draw at SpVgg Ansbach made ​​his debut and up 2004 34 games ( two goals) denied.

FC Bayern Munich

In 2002, he joined the first team squad and played - on as a substitute in the 76th minute for Mehmet Scholl - on 13 November 2002 in the preliminary round of the Champions League in the 3-3 draw against RC Lens first time in this and left it a good impression. The following month he received a professional contract and arrived on 7 December 2002 (16th Round ) to his Bundesliga debut in a match won 3-0 at VfB Stuttgart, as he came on in the 83rd minute for Niko Kovač. His first competitive match two goals he scored on 4 February 2003 in the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup when 8-0 home win over the 1st FC Cologne.

On April 27, 2008 ( 30th Round ) contributed Schweinsteiger in a 4-1 home win over VfB Stuttgart in the absence of Oliver Kahn and Lúcio and after the substitution of Willy Sagnol the captain's armband for the first time in a game for the first team of FC Bayern Munich. After Schweinsteiger had first come in both the left and the right of midfield for use, put the just newly occurred Bayern coach Louis van Gaal in the season 2009/10 first Schweinsteiger in central midfield one. Since then, he is set to this position and played here first on the side of the former Bayern captain Mark van Bommel.

In the season 2010/11 Schweinsteiger was increasingly becoming a game designer of the FC Bayern Munich. He was distinguished by important goals. Schweinsteiger scored in the Cup match against Werder Bremen ( 2-1 ) scored two goals, which the Munich reached the DFB Cup second round. After the home game against FC St. Pauli on December 11, 2010, he announced via stadium microphone that he had extended his contract with the German record champions for another five years until 2016. After his teammate Philipp Lahm captain in early 2011 was, Schweinsteiger was often referred to as his deputy and as vice-captain.

In the Champions League group stage match against SSC Napoli in November 2011 Schweinsteiger suffered a broken collarbone, by which he could contest in 2011 no longer a game for the rest of the year. In early February 2012, he was injured again in the DFB Cup quarter-final against VfB Stuttgart and fell several weeks. After his return, he turned on April 25, 2012 at the penalty shootout of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid the decisive penalty, which Bayern moved into that takes place in their own stadium in Munich final against Chelsea. He missed a penalty in the penalty shootout, however. Manuel Neuer could not keep up, which Bayern lost on penalties then.

On September 29, 2012 in Bremen Schweinsteiger played his 400th competitive match for Bayern.

Matchday 28 of the 2012/13 season he won with Bayern with a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt, the earliest German Cup ever. Schweinsteiger scored the decisive goal by hoe.

On May 25, 2013 Schweinsteiger won with FC Bayern München at London's Wembley Stadium, the UEFA Champions League with 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. With the victory of the DFB Cup final on June 1, Schweinsteiger took first with Bayern as German football club the great European triple in men's soccer. Due to this title and also by a person strong season Schweinsteiger was elected in July 2013 to 2.5 percent by 3700 possible votes for Player of the Year in Germany.

On August 9, Bastian Schweinsteiger played the first match day of the 2013/14 season against Borussia Mönchengladbach his 300th game in the Bundesliga. On August 30, 2013, won with Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea, where he however did not play due to injury.

Schweinsteiger underwent surgery before the 2013/14 season at the ankle. Because of chronic pain, he underwent surgery on November 13, 2013 again. On February 12, 2014 Schweinsteiger was in the DFB Cup quarter-final against Hamburg his comeback when he came on in the 65th minute for Philipp Lahm. On February 15, 2014 followed against SC Freiburg his Bundesliga comeback when he came on in the 61st minute.


On 31 July 2001 Schweinsteiger played his first international game: With the U-18 National Team, on as a substitute in the 46th minute for Madejski, succeeded in Leinfelden a 5-0 victory over the selection of Trinidad / Tobago. In eleven missions he scored two goals: On 11 and 12 September 2001 at the tournament in Nymburk in the 3-0 victories over the selection of Poland and Slovakia. The age of the U-18 outgrew it came on 29 August 2002 in Weismain in the 1-2 defeat of the U-19 national team against the selection of Austria for the first time used. In the seven missions he scored twice: on 7 October 2002 in Fulda in a 4-1 victory over the choice of Israel, and on 19 May 2003 in Plauen in a 2-2 draw against the selection of Belgium. For the U-21 national team, he made ​​his debut on 17 February 2004 in Bielefeld and was also the 1-0 win scorer on the choice of Switzerland.

His first senior international Schweinsteiger denied on June 6, 2004 in Kaiserslautern in the 0-2 defeat against Hungary. In a friendly international match on 8 June 2005 in Mönchengladbach against Russia, he scored in a 2-2 his first two goals. With the national team he has so far participated in the 2004 European Championships in Portugal, the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the 2008 European Championship in Austria and Switzerland, and at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.

With the Football World Cup 2006 in Germany Schweinsteiger scored in the match for third place against Portugal two goals (final score 3-1 ), and was precursor of the third German gate ( an own goal of the Portuguese Petit ) and was awarded after this game as Man of the Match.

At the 2008 European Championships in Austria and Switzerland Schweinsteiger was not starting at the beginning of the tournament. In the second group match against Croatia, he was due to an assault by a red card and was missing in the last match of the group stage. In the quarterfinals, he got the first time in the starting lineup and has been involved as early as 2006 on all hits against the team of Portugal. This Schweinsteiger scored a goal himself and prepared the results of Miroslav Klose and Michael Ballack. Like two years before he was elected in the game against the Portuguese man of the match.

In the first game after the European Championship on August 20, 2008 Schweinsteiger took over for the first time ( for the replaced Miroslav Klose ) the captain's armband. On 6 May 2010 he was appointed by national coach Joachim Loew in the squad for the 2010 World Cup, where he was the vice captain behind Philipp Lahm. In this World Cup, Schweinsteiger showed very good performances, reaching with his team as in 2006, third place. He was elected to the All- Star team and was nominated as one of ten players for the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament, but failed to win the election. In the 4-0 win in the quarter-final match against Argentina he shone with two assists and was voted Man of the Match. At Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine Schweinsteiger resigned from his team in the semi-final against Italy.

Currently Schweinsteiger occupied ninth place in the ranking of the German national team with most inserts.


Bastian Schweinsteiger is considered good technician who has the game like before and it directed from the back. It has a targeted, hard shot, is strong in the tackle and has a good pass rate. As a central midfielder he changes in the 4-2- 3-1 - system of its respective team during the game with the second defensive midfielder often the position. He here takes on the role of so-called defensive six to eight more aggressive, which is a mixture between a central offensive and central midfielder, a. Such forays succeeded Schweinsteiger already more likely to score goals.

Game Stats

The table lists the total number of games ( S) and gates ( T ) per season and competition. Games in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup also include the associated qualifiers.



  • Third in the FIFA World Cup ( 2): 2006, 2010
  • Second in the UEFA European Championship: 2008
  • Third in the FIFA Confederations Cup: 2005


  • UEFA Champions League winner: 2013
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2013
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2013
  • UEFA Champions League finalist (2): 2010, 2012
  • German master ( 7): 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014
  • DFB Cup (6): 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013
  • DFL - League Cup (2): 2004, 2007
  • DFL - Supercup (2): 2010, 2012
  • Master Regionalliga Süd: 2004
  • German A- Junior Champion: 2002
  • German B- Junior Champion: 2001


  • Silver bay leaf ( 2): 2006, 2010
  • Germany's Footballer of the Year: 2013
  • Man of the Year in German football: 2010
  • Player of the Month May 2010
  • Scorer of the month: April 2013
  • Team of the Year: 2013 (as a member of FC Bayern Munich)
  • Laureus World Sports Award: 2014 ( as a member of FC Bayern Munich)
  • Man of the Match in the match against Portugal at the World Cup 2006
  • Man of the Match in the match against Portugal at Euro 2008
  • Man of the Match in the match against Argentina at the World Cup 2010
  • Appointment to the FIFA all-star team of the Football World Cup 2010


Earlier in his career Schweinsteiger was often mistakenly called Sebastian Schweinsteiger. However, on request of a reporter, he explained that his name first name Bastian. As a nickname quickly gained the name Schweinsteiger, the Schweinsteiger itself, however, now refuses.

He is passionate about basketball, regularly attended the games of the basketball section of FC Bayern Munich and is an honorary member of the " Bigreds ", a fan club of Bayern- ballers. His relationship with this sport, he shows frequently after goals by a jump shot mimics the basket while cheering.

Schweinsteiger is dating model Sarah Brandner the since 2007. They live together in Munich.