Sandro Wagner announced this Sunday, August 2, the end of his career. The striker, who has been playing in China since 2019, at Tianjin TEDA, had expired on July 24.
Despite several offers from German clubs, Sandro Wagner preferred to put away the crampons because he wanted to start a coaching career: “I was really happy with the many calls from Bundesliga clubs and abroad over the last few days, but my decision was made. In September, I will start my coaching training with the Federation. My plan is to start as a coach next summer. I’m taking a year off now to spend time with mine. “
Trained at Bayern Munich, Sandro Wagner left the Bavarian club in 2008 to join Duisburg. He then carried the colors of Werder Bremen (2010-2012), Kaiserslautern (2012), Herta Berlin (2012-2015), Darmstadt (2015-2016) and Hoffenheim (2016-2017). In January 2018, he had returned to Bayern before leaving the club a year later to sign last lucrative contract in China at Tianjin TEDA.
A three-time Bundesliga winner with Bayern (2008, 2018, 2019), Wagner was selected eight times for the German team (for 5 goals) between 2017 and 2018, taking part in Germany’s victory in the Confederations Cup 2017. On the other hand, he was not selected by Joachim Löw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and had retired internationally on this non-selection.
“I am extremely grateful that football has given me such a wonderful life. I was able to achieve all my goals and dreams ” concluded the player when announcing his retirement.