Andre Schurrle has terminated his contract with Borussia Dortmund and announced his shock retirement from football aged just 29.
The German's most recent club was Spartak Moscow, whom he joined on loan from Die Borussen, with the decision coming off the back of a fruitful career in which he made over 370 club appearances.
During his time as a professional he played for Premier League sides Chelsea and Fulham, but his most iconic moment came when he provided the assist for Mario Gotze to score the winning goal in Germany's 2014 World Cup final victory over Argentina.
In an interview with Der Spiegel, Schurrle explained his decision, saying: “The decision has matured in me for a long time. I don't need applause anymore."
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