Real Madrid expresses its “gratitude” to Kroos, “one of the great players in the club’s history”


This Tuesday, Real Madrid expressed its “gratitude” and “affection” to German midfielder Toni Kroos, who announced his retirement from professional football after this summer’s Euro Cup, when he will also say goodbye as “one of the great players in the club’s history.” “that he will “always” be “in the hearts of all Madrid fans for the excellence of his football” and for giving “everything” for the entity.

“Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude and affection to Toni Kroos, a player who is already part of the history of Real Madrid and who is one of the great legends of our club and of world football,” the Madrid team reacted in a statement, following Kroos’ decision to retire at the end of this season, after ten seasons at the Madrid club.

The midfielder, with an important role since his signing in “one of the most successful stages in the 122 years of history of Real Madrid”, has played, in ten seasons, a total of 463 official matches with the white shirt, lifting 22 trophies : four European Cups, five Club World Cups, four European Super Cups, four Leagues, one Copa del Rey and four Spanish Super Cups.

In addition to his titles with Real Madrid, Toni Kroos was proclaimed world champion with the German national team in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. On an individual level, Kroos has been included in the FIFA world eleven three times, he was designated Best Playmaker in 2014 by the IFFHS and won the Golden Ball as best player at the 2007 U-17 World Cup in Korea.

Real Madrid assured that Kroos “will forever remain in the hearts of all Madrid fans for the excellence of his football and for being a player who has given everything” in the last decade at the club. “Real Madrid wishes him and his entire family good luck in this new stage of his life,” the statement said.

The president of the club, Florentino Pérez, stated in statements included in the text published by the entity that “Toni Kroos is one of the great players in the history of Real Madrid”, that “it is and will always be his home.”