Player Details

Name

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Height

6' 0"

Weight

174 lbs

Date of Birth

8.1.1984 (37)

Birthplace

Kolbermoor, Germany, Germany

Position

Midfielder

Player Category

International, Designated Player
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

How he joined the club: Acquired from Manchester United as a Designated Player on March 21, 2017.

2019 (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded his 28th start on September 21 in the Fire's 0-0 draw with FC Cincinnati ... Recorded his 27th start on September 14 in the Fire's 4-0 win over FC Dallas ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew SC on August 31 ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on August 17 ... Awarded Man of the Match for his goal and assist in the Fire's 3-2 win over the Montreal Impact on August 10 ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on August 3 ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 0-0 draw against D.C. United on July 27 ... Recorded an appearance in a 2-0 loss against Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup on July 23 ... Donned the Captain's armband on July 20 in the Fire's 2-0 loss against the Philadelphia Union ... Recorded his 20th start of the season in the Fire's 2-2 draw against Columbus Crew SC on July 17 ... Recorded his 19th start of the season in a 2-1 loss against FC Cincinnati on July 13 ... Recorded his 14th start of the season in a 2-0 loss against Atlanta United FC on June 1 ... Recorded his first assist of the season in a 5-0 win against the New England Revolution on May 8 ... Recorded his 10th start of the season on May 4 in a 0-0 draw against Los Angeles FC ... Led the team in passes (95) for a second straight match on April 28 in a 1-0 loss against the Montreal Impact ... Led the team in passes (75) on April 24 in a 1-0 loss against New York City FC, where he played the full 90 minutes of the match ... Recorded his seventh start of the season on April 20 in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids ... Recorded his sixth start of the season in a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 12, where his efforts earned him MLS Team of the Week Honors for Week 7 ... Made his fifth start of the season in a 2-2 tie against Toronto FC on April 6 ... Received MLS Team of the Week Honors on April 1 ... Made his fourth consecutive start of the season in a 1-0 win against the New York Red Bulls on March 30, playing the full 90 minutes ... Made his third consecutive start of the season in a 4-2 loss against Seattle Sounders FC on March 16, playing the full 90 minutes in the match … Made his second start of the season on March 9 in a 1-1 draw against Orlando City ... Played the full 90 minutes of the match ... Made his season debut as a starter in a 2-1 loss on March 2 against the LA Galaxy … Played the full 90 minutes of the match.

2018 (CHICAGO FIRE): Made 31 appearances and 30 starts in first full season with the Fire … Tallied four goals and led the team with six assists … Team’s leading chance creator (43) in the attacking end, while also boasting team-highs in touches (2,494), duels won (195) and tackles won (47) … Named the Fire’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the year for the 2018 season … Won the Chicago Fire Goal of the Year award for a strike from distance against Real Salt Lake on Aug. 4 … Re-signed as a Designated Player on Nov. 28 for the 2019 MLS season.

2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded three goals and six assists in his first season with the Club … The German midfielder became the ninth Fire player in club history to score in his league debut, scoring the first goal in a 2-2 draw vs. MTL on Apr. 1 … He scored again and added an assist two games later, a 3-0 win vs. NE on Apr. 15 … The Fire were unbeaten in its first three matches after Schweinsteiger joined the Club … Schweinsteiger was named to the MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field on Aug. 2 where he captained the home side for the first half versus Real Madrid … MLS Cup Playoffs: Recorded an appearance in the Fire’s 4-0 loss vs. NY on Oct. 25.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Schweinsteiger joined the Fire after compiling 70 goals and 103 assists in 535 first team games during his 15-year club career … He signed his first professional contract in December of 2002, joining FC Bayern Munich after spending four years in their youth system … Schweinsteiger remained with the Bavarian side for 13 years before his move to Manchester United in July of 2015 ...

INTERNATIONAL CAREER (GERMANY): He has appeared 121 times for the German National Team, including 20 total appearances in FIFA World Cup play across the 2006 and 2010 competitions (both third-place German finishes) as well as Germany’s cup-winning run in the 2014 tournament … He has additionally represented Die Mannschaft in four consecutive editions of the UEFA European Championship, tallying 18 total appearances in the tournament from 2004-16, which includes a runner-up medal from the 2008 competition … Was named captain of the national team following Phillip Lahm’s retirement in late 2014 … Retired from international play in July of 2016.

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