Sport World Champion of 2014: Benedikt Höwedes ends his career

14:50  01 august  2020
14:50  01 august  2020 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

"Benni is a pretty pure soul"

 Benedikt Höwedes declared his career over at the age of 32. On Schalke you remember a great defender and people. © imago images The first steps as a professional: Benedikt Höwedes (right) 2007 at the side of Heiko Westermann. FC Schalke has collected votes on the end of the career of world champion Benedikt Höwedes on his website - starting with his youth coach. Norbert Elgert (Schalker A-junior and Höwedes 'youth coach): "Benni is a child of the miners' blacksmith.

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Former Germany defender Benedikt Höwedes has ended his footballing career , becoming the latest 2014 World Cup winner to hang up his boots. Liverpool are emerging as strong favorites to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who seems set to leave the German champions this year.

He is the seventh soccer world champion of 2014, who is now drawing a line: Benedikt Höwedes stops - and expresses himself critically about the mechanisms in soccer.

2018 wechselte Höwedes zu Lokomotive Moskau. © Photo: Guido Kirchner / dpa 2018 Höwedes switched to Lokomotive Moscow.

First André Schürrle , now Benedikt Höwedes - within two weeks two comparatively young world champions from 2014 ended their football careers. Like his only 29-year-old former national team colleague, three-year-old Höwedes found critical words at the end of his career about the excesses of modern football. He had “developed brutally. And further and further away from normal fans. Something gets lost, ”said the defender to the“ Spiegel ”.

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Höwedes challenging Ezequiel Lavezzi in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final. Höwedes played for the under-18 team and under-19 team and appeared in all matches up to and including the semi-final at the 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship . On 5 September 2007, he made his first and only

Former Germany defender Benedikt Höwedes has ended his footballing career , becoming the latest 2014 World Cup winner to hang up his boots. Liverpool are emerging as strong favorites to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who seems set to leave the German champions this year.

However, Höwedes gave family reasons as the main reason for his withdrawal. During a vacation he recently noticed “how blatant it was for me to experience my son up close. Football suddenly became so unimportant to me. ”Even the offers of several clubs could not dissuade him from his decision.

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Höwedes is according to Schürrle, Roman Weidenfeller (39 years) , Philipp Lahm (36), Per Mertesacker (35), Bastian Schweinsteiger (35) and Miroslav Klose (42), the seventh world champion from Rio, who drew a line. Klose started his job as assistant coach at FC Bayern Munich this week - under his new boss Hansi Flick, who was the assistant coach of national coach Joachim Löw in 2014. In mid-July, Schürrle announced his farewell in emotional words, complaining that "vulnerability and weakness should never exist in the football business".

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Höwedes had terminated his contract with Moscow a few weeks ago.

Höwedes had terminated his contract with Lokomotiv Moscow a few weeks ago. The long-time captain of FC Schalke 04, for whom he ran from 2001 to 2018, experienced the ultimate highlights of his career on July 8, 2014 in the 7: 1 victory of the DFB-Elf in the World Cup semifinals over hosts Brazil and 1 Final victory over Argentina in Rio five days later. As a left-back, Höwedes played a major role in the tournament victory in all seven tournament games. Five years earlier, he had won the European Championship with the German U21 selection.

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His memories of the farewell in August 2017 from his home club Schalke are less positive after he was deposed as captain by the then coach Domenico Tedesco and banished from the home team. “I knew that the business was tough. But I had always only got to know the sunny side. Then I got the full broadside, ”commented Höwedes.

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Benedikt Howedes ended a long spell with his boyhood club Schalke when he joined Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday.The 30-year-old defender, who Share this article Share Hoewedes made his Schalke debut in a 2007 Champions League match against Rosenborg.He won a German Cup and

Almost two weeks after André Schürrle, fellow World Cup winner Benedikt Höwedes also announced the end of his career . “I also had some inquiries “I also had some inquiries from clubs at home and abroad, but I didn’t want to depend on the decisions of others anymore. I wanted to put an end to it

During his one-year intermezzo at Juventus, he succeeded in what he was always denied at Schalke: he won the national championship. However, bad luck prevented him from asserting himself as a regular player. After only three league appearances, Juve waived the purchase option for the only loaned Höwedes. The defensive all-rounder 2018 switched to the Russian club locomotive Moscow for around five million euros, for which it was used 35 times. (dpa)

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