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What happened to Benedikt Howedes?

What happened to Benedikt Howedes?

World Cup winner and Schalke legend Benedikt Höwedes retires at 32. Just a few weeks after Andre Schürrle announced his retirement, another member of the 2014 World Cup winning squad has called time on his playing career. At age 32, Benedikt Höwedes has decided to quit football.

How old is howedes?

33 years (February 29, 1988)
Benedikt Höwedes/Age

Why did Benedikt Howedes retire?

German defender Benedikt Howedes retired from football at 32 due to family reasons, German weekly Der Spiegel confirmed on Friday. “I’ve simply noticed how it fills me with joy spending time with my son. Football suddenly became so unimportant to me,” Howedes told Spiegel.

How old is Benedikt Höwedes?

Benedikt Höwedes (born 29 February 1988) is a German former professional footballer who played as a defender. He spent the majority of his playing career for Schalke 04, which he captained for six seasons, and represented the Germany national football team from 2011 to 2017.

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Who is Dietrich Höwedes?

Höwedes started playing football for his hometown club TuS Haltern in 1994. In 2001, he was transferred to the youth teams of FC Schalke 04. In 2003, he became captain of Schalke’s under-19 team and as a member of that team he won the Under 19 Bundesliga in 2006.

How many times did Benedikt Höwedes play for the Germany team?

Benedikt Höwedes appeared 44 times for the DFB premium team. In August 2021, it was announced that Höwedes will begin a trainee program containing the tasks of the Germany national football team’s managerial position accompanying his UEFA master’s degree. The program is scheduled to last until the 2022 FIFA World Cup .

When did Dietmar Höwedes join Schalke?

Höwedes’ first professional match was in the Champions League on 3 October 2007. On 10 December 2008, Höwedes extended his contract which will keep him at the club until 30 June 2014. On 23 July 2011, Höwedes became captain of Schalke. On 9 March 2013, Höwedes extended his contract with Schalke, until 30 June 2017.