19 May German legend calls it a day
The last round of Bundesliga matches sees the end of an era. One of the greatest players of this generation Philipp Lahm hangs up his boots.
The defender has won almost everything there is to win in football.
He captained Germany to FIFA World Cup glory in 2014. He also has two world cup bronze medals. He was also part of the German team that came second at the UEFA European Football Championships in 2008.
At club level Lahm has been part of the all-conquering Bayern Munich team. This includes eight Bundesliga titles and six German Cup victories. Lahm was also part of the 2013 Bayern side that completed the treble which included the UEFA Champions League.
When he takes the field at his beloved Allianz Arena against Freiburg, on Saturday (May 20), supporters will be bidding farewell to one of the all-time greats of not only German football but of world football.
“Philipp Lahm leaves the Bundesliga undoubtedly as one of the outstanding players in German football history,” DFL President Dr. Reinhard Rauball told Bundesliga.com.
“He is a great sporting figure, and his success – from the triumph at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to the record of eight German championships and the “Treble” of 2013 – speaks for itself. In addition, Philipp Lahm is a fair sportsman who was always a model, especially for his many young fans, who seek to emulate him.”
This weekend’s Bundesliga schedule is as follows:
- May 20 at 15:30: FC Bayern München vs Sport-Club Freiburg on channel 245 (World Football).
- May 20 at 15:30: Borussia Dortmund vs SV Werder Bremen on channel 246 (Sports Premium).
- May 20 at 15:30: Hamburger SV vs Vfl Wolfsburg on channel 241 (Sports Arena).
- May 20 at 15:30: 1. FC Köln vs 1. FSV Mainz 05 on channel 243 (Sports Life).
- May 20 at 15:30: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs FC Augsburg on channel 240 (Sports Focus).