Kroos announces his retirement from football after Euro 2024

Real Madrid issued an official statement in which it was announced that Toni Kroos had informed the club of his retirement from football after the end of his participation with the German national team in Euro 2024.

Kroos’s contract with the Royal Club expires at the end of this season, and over the past months Real Madrid has tried in various ways to convince him to continue for another year and then retire.

But as Kroos always preferred, he will leave the football world at the top, after a historic season with the Merengues, hoping to lead Germany to win the Euro on its soil.

The 34-year-old wrote on his social media accounts, “I would like to thank all Real Madrid fans for loving me since day one. I will never forget this successful time.”

As for the reason for his retirement, he said, “My ambition has always been to end my career at the top of my level, and I have always said that Real Madrid is my last club, and I am proud and happy about that. I believe that this is the appropriate timing for the end of the journey.”

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez commented, “Kroos is one of the greatest players in Real Madrid’s history, and the club will always be like his home.”

Kroos hopes to end his career with Real Madrid in an ideal way, as his last match in the Merengue shirt will be next June 1 at Wembley Stadium against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final.

Over the course of 10 years, Kroos won 22 championships with Real Madrid, 4 Champions Leagues, 5 Club World Cups, 4 La Liga titles and a Copa del Rey title, as well as 4 Continental Super Cup titles and 4 others for the Local Super Cup.

Throughout his career in general, Kroos had other historical achievements, such as winning the 2014 World Cup with the German national team, in addition to winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich.