Bastian Schweinsteiger
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Midfield maestro Bastian Schweinsteiger has long since established himself as one of the most consistent performers for Bayern Munich and Germany. Schweinsteiger has won the lot domestically, but had to wait a while for his first international title: He was on the losing side in two UEFA Champions League finals and in the UEFA EURO 2008 final, but managed to lead Bayern to the Champions League title in 2013. The 29-year-old, who won his 100th cap for die Nationalmannschaft recently, now wants to cap off a glittering career by winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.