Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer who now plays as a midfielder for both the German national team and Real Madrid. He has been a member of multiple teams that have won numerous domestic and international championships as one of the world’s most enigmatic footballers. Felix, his younger brother, was born and raised in Greifswald, East Germany. The brothers used to play football together when they were younger. Toni was a member of his high school football squad from the beginning. ‘Greifswalder FC’ was Toni’s first professional football team. Toni was thereafter sent to the ‘Hansa Rostock’ youth team. He eventually made his way to ‘Bayern Munich.’ Toni joined ‘Real Madrid’ in July 2014, according to an official release. He has had an outstanding international career, winning the 2014 ‘World Cup’ for his country and two Bundesliga titles in a row for ‘Bayern Leverkusen.’ In 2014, he was named to the ‘World Cup All-Star Team’ as well as the ‘World Cup Dream Team.’ Toni was named to the 2016 UEFA European Championship’s ‘Team of the Tournament,’ which was unveiled at the end of the tournament.
Childhood and Adolescence
Toni Kroos was born in Greifswald, East Germany, on January 4, 1990, into a family with a long and illustrious sporting history. Roland Kroos, a professional wrestler who later became a football coach, and Birgit Kammer, a German badminton star who later became a biology teacher, were his parents. Toni was exposed to a nice existence as a child growing up with his younger brother, Felix.
Toni was influenced by both of his parents, who were both sports fans, and was strongly drawn to sports. He was a disciplined student at school and an important member of the school football squad, despite his lack of academic ability. Despite his passion for football, he was never particularly adept at it during his formative years.
Toni developed some great skills under the tutelage of his father, Roland, who made him one of the most regarded footballers on his school squad. Toni began committing a significant amount of time to self-training as a result of his parents’ support.
Greifswalder FC, a local football team, was his first significant football experience. He played for them until he was 17, when he joined the ‘Bayern Munich’ youth wing. He entirely neglected his studies due to his demanding training regimen. However, his dedication to the sport was soon rewarded when he was promoted to the senior team of the ‘Bayern’.
Career of Toni Kroos
In a ‘Bundesliga’ game against ‘Energie Cottbus’ in September 2007, he made his on-field debut for ‘Bayern Munich.’ He was 17 years old at the time, and he was the youngest player in the senior team of ‘Bayern.’ In 2008, he was also a member of the team that was chosen to compete in the UEFA Champions League.
In January 2009, he was allowed to join ‘Bayern Leverkusen’ in order to gain even more experience on the field. He made 13 appearances for ‘Leverkusen’ in the remaining months of the 2008–2009 season, scoring one goal.
His performance improved dramatically the next season. In five games for ‘Leverkusen,’ he contributed four assists and scored five goals. He was named ‘Player of the Month’ for the months of December 2009 and January 2010. With nine goals and a dozen assists in 33 games, he established himself as a highly competitive player by the end of the season.
As soon as his loan stint with ‘Bayern Leverkusen’ expired in the summer of 2010, he was acquired by ‘Bayern Munich.’ He had a fantastic 2012–2013 season at ‘Bayern Munich,’ scoring four goals in his first five Bundesliga appearances. In 2014, he also assisted his side in winning the ‘Bundesliga’ title.
Toni’s contract with ‘Real Madrid’ was formally confirmed in July 2014, and it said that he would be a member of the squad until 2020. The exact signing sum was never revealed, however it was estimated to be in the range of 24 to 30 million Euros. Toni boldly claimed to being a lifelong ‘Real Madrid’ fan at the award event.
He made his debut for ‘Real Madrid’ in a UEFA Super Cup match against ‘Seville’ on August 12, 2014, and the team went on to win the tournament. He and two other midfielders were key players in his team’s 22-game winning streak near the end of the year. He was also instrumental in Real Madrid’s 2014 ‘FIFA Club World Cup’ victory. Toni was named to the UEFA Team of the Year and the FIFpro World XI towards the end of the competition.
Toni gained assistance from Zinedine Zidane during the 2015–2016 season, who had also joined ‘Real Madrid’ as a midfielder years before. Toni was hailed by Zidane, who described him as “Real Madrid’s perfect signing.” The ‘Champions Trophy’ was awarded to his team. As a result, Toni became the first German player to win two ‘Champions Trophies’ while playing for two different teams in the game’s history.
Toni’s contract with ‘Real Madrid’ was extended until 2022 in October 2016. He was once again named to the UEFA Team of the Year towards the end of the 2016–2017 season. He also contributed to his team’s successful defense of the ‘Champions Trophy,’ and was a member of three champion teams.
His international record has also been exceptional over the years. Toni’s outstanding accomplishments won him a spot in the German national team. His skill was on display during the 2007 ‘Under-17 World Cup.’ He scored five goals during the tournament and was awarded the ‘Golden Ball,’ which is given to the greatest player of the tournament at the finish.
Despite his outstanding efforts in the 2009 ‘Euro Under-21 Championship’ qualifiers, he was not selected for the tournament’s final roster. Regardless, Germany won the championship without him.
In January 2010, he was named to the senior national squad, which will compete in the 2010 ‘World Cup.’ He made his debut against Ghana in the penultimate match of the group stage, and went on to play against Spain, Uruguay, and Argentina.
Toni was then named to the German ‘World Cup’ squad for 2014. He scored two goals only two minutes apart in the semi-final against Brazil, guiding his team to a 7–1 victory. Toni was the greatest bet for the ‘Player of the Tournament’ title, according to the ‘Castrol Performance Index,’ but he couldn’t make it through the top-10 shortlist for the ‘Golden Ball.’
Personal Experiences of Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos married Jessica Farber, his longtime lover, in 2015. Leon and Amelie are their two children. The family resides in a mansion on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Toni prefers a low-key personal life, and his wife, like many other celebrity wives, prefers to stay out of the spotlight.