Just like the book of Ecclesiastical said 'There is time for eveything' and everything that has a beginning must surely have a end, this adage has played out for former Chelsea forward, Andre Scurle, as the German world cup winner announced his retirement from the game of football.
Born on 6th November,1990 at Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Schürrle started his career at local club Ludwigshafener SC at age four, before joining FSV Mainz 05 in 2006. He played as a defender before switching to his current position of an attacker. He spent three years playing for the club's youth teams, where he won the U19 Bundesliga in 2009 under coach Thomas Tuche.
1. FSV MAINZ 05dit
In August 2009, Schürrle made his Bundesliga debut in a 2–2 draw against Bayern Leverkusen on the opening day of the 2009-10 season. The following month, on 19 September 2009, Schürrle scored his first two league goals in a 3–2 away win against VFL Bochum before signing a professional contract with the club later in the week.
In September 2010, Mainz announced that Schürrle had signed a five-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen, and would join the club at the end of the 2010-11 season.The transfer fee agreed between the two clubs was believed to be in the region of €8 million.
Schürrle completed his £6.5 million move to Bayer Leverkusen in 2011,signing a five-year contract with the club until the summer of 2016. He scored on his debut in a DFB Pokal tie against Dynamo Dresden. He had to wait until 15 October 2011 to open his Bundesliga account for Bayer Leverkusen, when he netted a late equalizer against Borussia Mönchengladbac, rescuing his side a point as the match finished 2–2.Schürrle registered his first European goal in the Champions league in a home win over Valencia four days later.
On 26 September, Schürrle scored his first goal of the season against FC Augsburg in a 3–1 win.In the fixture against Bayern Munich in 28 October 2012, Schürrle provided an assist for Stefan in a 2–1 win at the Allianz Arena. This gave Bayern their first loss of the season in the Bundesliga and gave Bayer Leverkusen their first victory in Munich since October 1989. On 30 March 2013, Schürrle scored twice in the match against Fortuna Des in a 4–1 win.On 20 April 2013, Schürrle scored a brace and made an assist as they defeated 1899 Hoffenheim 5–0 at home. Schürrle finished the 2012–13 campaign with a tally of 14 goals and 9 assists in 43 games across all competitions.
On 18 April 2013, it was confirmed that Bayer Leverkusen's director of sport Rudi Voller had travelled to Londonto hold talks with Chelsea over the transfer of Schürrle, although no fee had yet been agreed. On 13 June 2013, Chelsea confirmed via their official website that they had reached an agreement with Leverkusen for the transfer of Schürrle, with the transfer fee reported to be in the region of €21 million (£18 million). On 25 June 2013, Chelsea announced that they had completed the transfer of Schürrle, bringing an end to the Londoners' protracted pursuit of the German forward. With Schürrle signing a five-year contract, he was given the number 14 shirt. On 4 August, Schürrle scored his first goal in a Chelsea shirt in a pre-season friendly match against Milan during a tour of the United States.
On 18 August, Schürrle made his competitive debut for Chelsea, coming on as a 67th-minute substitute for Kevin De Brune in a Premier league 2–0 win over Hull Cit at Stamford Bridge, His first goal for Chelsea came in the 2–1 home victory over title challengers Manchester City on 27 October, where he scored from a cross by teammate Fernando Torres On 7 December, he then scored two goals against Stoke city in a 3–2 defeat.
Schürrle scored his first Premier League Hat trick the following 1 March, against in a 3–1 away victory in the West London Derby Three weeks later, he assisted Samuel Eto's goal in the fifth minute and sent Chelsea into a 2–0 lead in the seventh minute at home to Arsenal; he was awarded Man of the match after Chelsea won 6–0.On 8 April, he scored in Chelsea's second leg UEFA Champions League Match against PSG to advance to the semi-finals on the away-goals rule. His first season in England ended with eight goals in 30 Premier League matches.
On 18 August 2014, in Chelsea's first game of the new league season, Schürrle scored the second goal of a 3–1 victory away to Burnley, from a Cesc Fabregas pass.This was later voted Match of the day goal of the month. Chelsea finished the season as Premier League champions and Schürrle, despite going on to complete a transfer to Wolfsburg in early 2015, received a medal, having played 14 matches in the league season. He was not aware that he had played enough matches to earn a medal, and was surprised when manager Jose Mourinho texted him to tell him of the recognition.
On 2 February 2015, Schürrle returned to the Bundesliga, joining Wolfsburg for a fee of £22 million.Five days later he made his debut for the club, playing the entirety of a 3–0 home win over Hoffenheim and setting up goals for Bas Dost and Kevin De Bruyne.His first goal for the club came on 4 April, in a 3–1 win over VFB Stuttgart. On 30 May, Wolfsburg won the DFB Pokal for the first time after beating Borussia Dortmund –1 in yhe final at the Olympiastadion n Berlin, Schürrle playing the final nine minutes in place Maximilian Arnold
Schürrle was a 63rd-minute substitute for Daniel s Wolfsburg won the 2015 DFL on 1 August, scoring in the Penalty shootout. On 25 November, after again replacing Caligiuri in the 61st minute, he scored both goals in a Champions League group stage win against CSK Moscow
On 1 March 2016, exactly two years after scoring his first club hat-trick or Chelsea, Schürrle recorded his first treble for Wolfsburg in their 4–0 win against Hannover 96. A week later he scored the only goal in a 1–0 (4–2 aggregate) win over Belgian side Gent to advance his team to the UEFA Champions League Quarter finals for the first time in their history.
On 22 July 2016, Schürrle joined Borrusia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee. On 14 August 2016, Schürrle made his debut coming off the bench in 2–0 defeat against Bayern Munich in the DFL supercup.
On 25 July 2018, Fulham announced the signing of Schürrle on a two-season loan. On 26 August, Schürrle scored his first goal for the club in a 4–2 victory over Burnley. His loan was cut short following Fulham being relegated from the Premier league .
SPARTAK MOSCOW (Loan)
On 31 July 2019, Schürrle joined Russian Premier league club Spartak Moscow on a season-long loan. In his second league game on 11 August against Akhmat he scored his first RPL goal in a 3–1 win. On 1 July 2020, his loan expired and was not extended as he had not played for Spartak in 2020 due to injury.
On 17 July 2020, Schürrle announced his retirement from professional football, at the age of 29. His decision came just a few days after he and Borussia Dortmund mutually agreed to terminate his contract. When speaking to Der Spiegel about retiring at a relatively young age, he stated that he no longer wanted to face the loneliness and endless competition inherent in top flight football.
- Premier League: 2014-2015
- DFB Pokal: 2014-2015
- DFL Supercup: 2015-2016
- DFB- Pokal- 2016-2017
- FIFA Worlcup: 2014.
- UEFA Europa Championship third place: 2014
- Premier league Goal of the Month: January 2019
- BBC Goal of the month: January 2018
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