At 29, Bastian Schweinsteiger is expected to dominate the midfield for Germany in 2014. He is a complete package, with very strong ball skills, vision, a hard outside shot, and tenacity in tackling. Schweinsteiger is a veteran of two World Cups and has over 100 caps for Germany with 23 goals. In South Africa, he served as Germany’s temporary captain and was named one of ten finalists for the Golden Ball award.
- Born: 1984, Kolbermoor, Germany
- Height/weight: 183 cm (6’0″)
- Position: midfield
- Club team: Bayern Munich
- National team: Germany, 2004-present