Schweinsteiger had a meteoric rise to fame at Bayern Munich rising from the clubs youth ranks to a fully fledged first team regular in two seasons, he even made an appearance at Euro 2004 for his national side. Schweinsteiger has been the rock for both club and country in recent seasons where he was pivotal in the club's 2012-13 campaign helping the club to win the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal.
Bastian was born August 1st 1984 in Kolbermoor, Bavaria. He signed for Bayern Munich as a youth team player after choosing football over skiing which he also excelled at.
He made his debut in the German national shirt in 2004 with a friendly against Hungary and Schweinsteiger scored his first goal for his country on June 8, 2005 against Russia, when he bagged a brace.