After 22 years of active football, Bayern Munich and Germany legend Philipp Lahm has stated that he will retire from the round leather game at the end of the current season in the German Bundesliga.
The 33-year-old who played 113 games for Germany national team confirmed the news after making his 501st club appearance in Bayern‘s German Cup win over Wolfsburg on February, 7, 2017.
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Lahm who is known for his excellent run at the right back was said to have been offered a role upstairs at the Allianz Arena but has knocked it back due to a change in hierarchy at club.
“I told the officials that I will stop playing football at the end of the season. I think this is the right point in time to leave.
“I have decided that it is not the right moment yet to take the job as sporting director.” Lahm explained.
He has won the the Champions League in 2013, seven Bundesliga titles, six German Cups and the Club World Cup as a one-club man.