Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos ( 2011)

Toni Kroos (born 4 January 1990 in Greifswald ) is a German footballer who plays for FC Bayern Munich since 2010.



Toni Kroos grew up in Greifswald district Schonwalde. He learned to play football at Greifswald SC under his father Roland Kroos, who worked at the club as a youth coach, used to play football even there and later coach at youth level by Hansa Rostock. His mother, Birgit Kroos, GDR champion was in badminton. His younger brother Felix playing football and was already junior national team.

Kroos attended the sports promotion class of the former grammar school " Baltic High School " in Rostock's Evershagen, which he left in an intermediate certificate.

When his father joined in 2002 as a C- youth coach to Hansa Rostock, he took with Toni Kroos. Kroos played from now on in the youth teams of FC Hansa Rostock, with whom he 2004/ 05 German vice-champion of the B- youth was in season and struck through performance that convinced the scouts of the FC Bayern Munich.

FC Bayern Munich

In summer 2006, Kroos joined Bayern Munich and received first an amateur contract until 2011. He coined as a playmaker crucial the game of the U-19 team and led them to the 2006/07 season to the final of the German A- Junior Championship, which, however, was lost with 1:2 after extra time at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Due to his good performances he was in the second half of the season 2006/ 07 me exercising in the pros and played some friendly matches with the first team.

Convinced of his great talent took over the former Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld Kroos for the 2007/08 season in the professional squad. From then on, he trained with the first team, but first played mostly in the second team. In the Bundesliga, to which it should be brought up slowly, he stood for the first time on 26 September 2007 in the 5-0 win over Energie Cottbus in the squad, where he appeared as a substitute in the 72nd minute for Zé Roberto. This was Kroos at this time 17 years and 265 days, the youngest player who had accrued up to that point for Bayern in the Bundesliga, until this record was undercut in 2010 by David Alaba. After coming off the bench, he prepared the final two matches of the lot by Miroslav Klose.

On 4 October 2007 Toni Kroos came in the away match of FC Bayern at Belenenses Lisbon in the first round of the UEFA Cup to his European Cup debut when he came on in the 81st minute for Bastian Schweinsteiger. The first game in the UEFA Cup group stage at Red Star Belgrade, he contributed a goal and an assist significantly to the 3-2 victory of FC Bayern. November 10, 2007 Kroos was in the 1-3 away defeat at VfB Stuttgart have for new face in the Bundesliga. Overall, he came in his first year twelve times in the league and six times in European competition mostly as a substitute for use. In the DFB-Pokal, he played twice and also was in the squad for the cup final, but was an unused substitute. With the FCB Kroos won this season, the league and cup double. After completion of the 18th year of his contract was converted into a professional contract with a term until June 30, 2012 on January 11, 2008.

Loan to Bayer 04 Leverkusen

At the beginning of the 2008/09 season was Kroos under the new Bayern coach Jurgen Klinsmann several times in the starting lineup, but could not prevail in the course of the season so far. In order to gain match practice, he was loaned out towards the end of winter break for one and a half years at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. In Leverkusen, however first he was able to establish a regular place in the second round after he could only intervene belatedly also because of a ligament injury. Only in the last four games of the season he was consistently in the starting lineup. Previously, he had scored his first Bundesliga goal in the match at VfL Wolfsburg on April 18, 2009. In the new season 2009/10 he was after the injury by Renato Augusto from the beginning in the root formation. He advanced in the course of the first round as the undisputed power carrier so that Karl -Heinz Rummenigge at the annual general meeting of FC Bayern Munich on 27 November 2009 announced that Kroos will return to Bayern for the new season. On 19 December 2009 he scored in a 3-2 victory against Borussia Mönchengladbach with the gates to 1:0 and 3:2 for his first Bundesliga double and had therefore crucial role that Leverkusen autumn champion. In December 2009 Kroos was voted by the readers of the kicker sports magazine Player of the Month. The kicker also named him the 19th matchday of the 2009/10 season for the third time in a row, man of the day, what it had never been seen before. In the second half Kroos could confirm its good performance and soon moved into the focus of national coach Joachim Loew. He played up on a yellow ban all season games and was third with nine goals, top scorer in the Leverkusen who finished 4th place at the end.

Return to Munich

Although Leverkusen would have liked him bound in the longer term, Kroos returned to the 2010/11 season to Bayern back. Benefiting from the injury of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, he moved quickly into the starting lineup and remained there for most of the season so far. Health problems ensured after the winter break for a forced break and the second half was then somewhat changeable. The same happened to him in his first Champions League assignments: In the six games before the winter break, he played from the beginning, in the second round he came only a brief appearance before the Munich were eliminated. Before the end of the season Kroos ' contract was prematurely extended by three years to 30 June 2015. The following year was more successful both for him and for the club. In all three competitions season the team reached number two and Kroos played up to three Bundesliga games and a Champions League game in all games.

On April 2, 2013 Toni Kroos suffered in the Champions League quarter-final against Juventus a double muscle bundle crack and fell so out for the rest of the season. Nevertheless, he had hitherto large part in the success of FC Bayern Munich in the 2012/2013 season, which ended with the " Triple", the triple profit from German football championship, DFB Cup and Champions League. On August 30, 2013, he won the European Super Cup with Bayern against Chelsea.


Kroos played for three of the seven national youth teams of the DFB and came up with a total of 49 missions. It was first used in the U- 17 team, which he led as captain in South Korea for the third place of the tournament at the U- 17 World Cup 2007. Following Kroos was elected with 26 percent of the vote before the Nigerian Macauley Chrisantus (25 percent) as the best player of the tournament. He also scored five goals and had four assists, making him the third- leading scorer and the best scorer of the tournament.

In August 2008, the then -21 Coach Dieter Eilts nominated him at the age of 18 years for the first time for the U- 21 team. For this he gave his debut on 5 September 2008, when he was in the game against Northern Ireland in the starting lineup and immediately scored a goal. March 27, 2009 Kroos was first used in the U-19 national team and scored three goals. This Kroos had been set back from U-21 coach Horst Hrubesch for recent vintage to collect after an ankle injury playing experience. The participation in the U -20 World Cup in Egypt in September 2009 from Kroos said, however, as Bayer Leverkusen did not want to release during the season.

On 21 January 2010 Kroos was appointed on the occasion of a performance test in view of the upcoming World Cup 2010 in South Africa by Germany coach Joachim Loew for the first time in the circle of the senior team. Then he gave on March 3 of the same year his senior international debut when he takes on the 0-1 defeat in a friendly against Argentina in the 67 minutes for Thomas Müller - came off the bench - also debutantes this evening. Three more matches he graduated in the World Cup preparations, two of them from the beginning. On May 6, Kroos was finally appointed as the youngest player in the World Cup squad. During the tournament, he came to a total of four missions, where he was each on in the second half. In the 0-1 defeat in the semi-final against Spain Kroos had the only clear chance to score on the German side when he came unchallenged in the penalty area and shot, but failed shortly after coming on Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Even after the World Cup he was still invited from Germany coach Loew. In eight of the ten European Championship qualifiers from 2010 to 2011 he was employed, all of which were won, six of which he was in the starting. His first senior international goal was scored by Kroos in a friendly against Poland on September 6, 2011, when he converted a penalty for interim it 1-1 in 68 minutes. After that, he was also in preparation for the European Football Championship 2012 in Poland and Ukraine to the first team and was included in the German Championship squad. In the tournament he fell but then from the root formation and came in the group stage only three brief appearances, in the quarterfinals, he was not used. In the semifinal against Italy, he was then surprisingly drawn up by coach Joachim Loew to proceed tactically against the opponent's midfield. But the concept did not work out, at half- time Italy had scored two goals and the game was lost with 1:2.


Kroos is in a relationship and was on August 14, 2013 a son.



  • World Cup: Third 2010


  • FIFA Club World Cup 2013
  • UEFA Champions League: Winner 2013, Finalist 2012
  • UEFA Super Cup winner 2013
  • German champion: 2008, 2013, 2014
  • DFB Cup: 2008, 2013
  • DFL - Supercup: 2010, 2012
  • DFL League Cup: 2007


  • Silver Bay Leaf 2010
  • Winners of the Fritz -Walter - Medal 2008 ( Best young player U -18)
  • Golden Ball at the U- 17 World Cup 2007 (best player of the tournament )
  • Bronze Shoe at the U- 17 World Cup 2007 ( third top scorer )
  • Player of the Month in December 2009, January 2010