'Over and Out' - Toni Kroos pens emotional post to conclude his illustrious career

German football maestro Toni Kroos has bid farewell to his illustrious career following Germany's departure from Euro 2024. "So that’s it," he wrote on social media.

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German football maestro Toni Kroos has bid farewell to his illustrious career following Germany's departure from Euro 2024. The host nation suffered a heart-wrenching defeat against Spain in the quarter-finals, marking the end of an era for Kroos, who had earlier announced that the 2023/24 club season would be his final campaign.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Kroos shared an emotional post reflecting on his journey. "So that’s it," he wrote, pausing to reflect on the whirlwind 17 years of his career. "But before I take a break and at least try to realize what happened over the last 17 years I don’t want to miss the opportunity to say thank you to everyone accepting me how and who I am."

Kroos, now 34, reminisced about his pivotal role in Germany's triumph at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a crowning achievement in his international career. Expressing gratitude, he thanked his fans, clubs, coaches, teammates, and especially his friends and family. He cherished the joy of seeing his children proud of their father, a testament to the personal rewards of a distinguished career.

Toni Kroos recalls his early days with Munich

Beginning his journey with Bayern Munich's under-19 team, Kroos moved to Bayer Leverkusen briefly in 2010 before returning to Munich. His tenure with Bayern Munich and later Real Madrid defined an era of dominance, culminating in numerous titles.

Kroos boasts six UEFA Champions League titles (one with Bayern Munich and five with Real Madrid), alongside multiple domestic triumphs including Bundesliga titles and German Cups with Bayern, and La Liga titles with Real Madrid.

Kroos appeared in 754 club matches, scoring 73 goals and providing 166 assists. His international career with Germany spanned 114 appearances, contributing 17 goals and 21 assists. Kroos concluded his heartfelt post with a nod to the sport he loves, "Last but not least: Thank you Football! You beautiful game. And… you‘re welcome! Over and out."

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