Philipp Lahm has announced that he will retire at the end of this season at the age of 33.
Lahm has been at Bayern Munich for the whole of his career, apart from the two seasons he spent at Stuttgart between 2003-2005. During his time with Bayern Munich he has won everything from the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal Cup and the Champions League.
At the age of 33 it is very strange for a player to retire at that age without having a serious injury. Lahm has been one of the best full backs in world football for the past decade and for a player who is still playing at a high level he is going out on his own terms before he can no longer play at that level.
Not only did Lahm captain Bayern Munich but he also captained Germany to their fourth World Cup in 2014. He retired from German national duty after that World Cup going out on a high with Germany.
Philipp Lahm has achieved more than most players during his career, and having been consider one of the best full backs ever he will be remembered fondly. So for Lahm to be able to go out on at the high level is fitting to such a great player.