Video: Retiring Toni Kroos Gets Fitting Farewell From Teammates After Real Madrid Clinch 15th Champions League Title With Win Over Dortmund

Video: Retiring Toni Kroos Gets Fitting Farewell From Teammates After Real Madrid Clinch 15th Champions League Title With Win Over Dortmund

Toni Kroos ended his club career on high after Real Madrid defeated Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Final to lift the coveted trophy for a record-extending 15th time.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2024, 07:55 PM IST
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Toni Kroos | Credits: Twitter

Retiring Real Madrid and German football legend Toni Kroos played his final club match in the UEFA Champions League Final against Borussia Dortmund at the Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, June 2. Kroos announced his retirement from professional football via Instagram post and is set to bid adieu to the sport after the Euro Cup 2024, slated to take place on June 15.

The 34-year-old ended his club career on high after Real Madrid defeated Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Final to lift the coveted trophy for a record-extending 15th time. However, it was the sixth Champions League triumph for Toni Kroos, winning five with Real Madrid.

After the final whistle blew, Toni Kroos was seen soaking in the atmosphere as the legendary footballer marked the end of his club career with his sixth Champions League triumph.

After the Champions League Final, the 34-year-old received a standing ovation from the Real Madrid fans at the Wembley Stadium as he bowed out in an emotional farewell match for Los Blancos. Toni Kroos were seen carried by his Real Madrid teammates and celebrated the team's win in the Champions League Final along with the fans.

Toni Kroos joined the Real Madrid Football Club in 2014 after serving eight seasons with Bayern Munich from 2007 to 2014. Kroos played a vital role in the success of Los Blancos over the last 10 years, helping them win five Champoons League titles, four La Liga triumphs and one Copa del Rey and five FIFA Club World Cups.

At Real Madrid, Toni Kroos made 306 appearances and scored 22 goals. The legendary German footballer is considered as one of the greatest and influential midfielders in the history of the sport.

'This is the perfect ending': Toni Kroos

Real Madrid legend Toni Kroos couldn't have asked for a better farewell to his club career than his team winning the 15th triumph in the Champions League. Speaking to the reporter after the match, Kroos said that ending his club career with Champions League league was his dream.

"This is the perfect ending, just the ending I always dreamed off. Thanks to all of you, really." the 34-year-old said.

Toni Kroos will be returning to action in the upcoming Euro Cup 2024, where Germany will open their campaign against Scotland in Munich. Germany are clubbed in Group A alongside Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland.

Kroos will look to end his illustrious footballing career on high by winning the Euro Cup 2024 for Germany.

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