Schweinsteiger named year's best in Germany
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Bayern Munich star and Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger was named German Footballer of the Year by Sporting magazine Kicker on Monday.

Schweinsteinger, who has just extended his contract with the defending German champions until 2016, was one of the stars of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa where his team reached the semi-finals.

The 26-year-old has played 223 Bundesliga games, winning five league titles and five German Cup crowns since joining the club in 1998.