Ex-Chelsea player and World Cup winner Andre Schurrle retires at early age of 29 after succumbing to injuries

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                                   Ex-Chelsea player and World Cup winner Andre Schurrle retires at early age of 29 after succumbing to injuries

Former Chelsea player, Andre Schurrle has retired from professional football at the young age of 29.

The former Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg star, who is also a World Cup winner with Germany, on Friday confirmed he was quitting football after an injury plagued career.

Schurrle famously delivered the cross from which Mario Gotze scored the extra-time winner in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina.

During his career he won 57 caps for his country, scoring 22 times, and played for Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea and Wolfsburg before joining Dortmund in 2016.

Earlier this week his contract at Borussia Dortmund was terminated a year early, after he made just 33 Bundesliga appearances across two seasons for the club.

Alongside an Instagram picture of him lifting the World Cup with Germany in 2014, Schurrle wrote: “I want to let you know that I’m stepping away from playing professional football.

“On behalf of myself and my family I…



Source: Linda Ikeji