Benedikt Höwedes retires: soccer Star will finish his career at the age of 32

world champion Benedikt Höwedes ended his football career. The mirror reported in its latest issue. In an interview with the news magazine, the 32 years old def

Benedikt Höwedes retires: soccer Star will finish his career at the age of 32

world champion Benedikt Höwedes ended his football career. The mirror reported in its latest issue. In an interview with the news magazine, the 32 years old defender cited family reasons for his resignation. Tip of the Sport-editorial office

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In a holiday he had recently noticed, "how blatantly it me has met my son will experience first hand. Since football was suddenly so unimportant to me." Also the offers of several clubs could not deter him from his decision.

No good memories of Schalke's farewell

The longtime captain of FC Schalke 04, for whom he caught from 2001 to 2018, had already been resolved a few weeks ago his contract at Lokomotiv Moscow in advance. Highlight of his career was winning the 2014 world Cup in Brazil, where he came in all seven games as a left-back was. Five years earlier, Höwedes had won with the German U21 side to the European championship.

Less positive his memories of the farewell in August of 2017, from his parent club Schalke after he had been deposed from the former coach Domenico Tedesco as a captain from the starting eleven banished. "I knew that it happens in the business is tough. But I had always only seen the Sunny side. Then I get the full broad side," said Höwedes.

After stints at Juventus (2017 to 2018), and Lokomotiv Moscow, he drew the line. Höwedes was critical to the development of football. The have "evolved brutal. And always more distanced from the normal Fans. There's something lost." Test the game before Champions League LIVE watch (display)

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Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 03:26

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