Toni Kroos was a well behaved kid who spent a lot of time practicing in a school tournament. He and his brother Felix were trained by his father, who was also a football coach.
The first youth club where he spent the days of training before his debut as a professional footballer was Greifswalder FC.
After spending some time with Greifswalder FC, in 2006, he moved to the Bayern Munich youth team.
In 2007, he made his debut with Bayern Munich’s senior team when he was 17. It was because he had intense training he was able to be promoted soon and became the youngest player to be able to debut in the team.
In 2009, he joined Bayern Leverkusen on loan and spent nine seasons with them before coming back at Bayern Munich.
For the next season, he won 3 Bundesliga titles and a champions league with Bayern Munich.
In 2014, he was transferred to Real Madrid but due to certain circumstances, the transfer fee is disclosed.
He also makes a contribution for his nation by representing Germany’s team. He made his senior international debut when he was 20.
He has helped Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup where he was the top assist provider and voted as German Player of the Year.
In 2021, he announced his retirement from international tournament after his team got eliminated for Euro 2020.
- Real Name: Toni Kroos
- Stage Name: Toni Kroos
- Also Known As: –
- Nickname: The Waiter
- Birthday: January 4, 1990
- Birthplace: Greifswald, East Germany
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Nationality: German
- Height: 182 cm (5’11”)
- Weight: 73 kg (173 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Religion: Christian
- Profession: Professional Footballer
- Education: –
- Hobbies: –
- Position: Midfielder
Real Madrid (2014 – );
Bayer Leverkusen (loan) (2009 – 2010);
Bayer Munich (2007 – 2014);
Bayer Munich II (2007 – 2008);
Bayern Munich (2006–2007);
Hansa Rostock (2002–2006);
Greifswalder SC (1997–2002)
- Parents: Roland Kroos (Father), Birgit Kämmer (Mother)
- Siblings: Felix Kroos (Younger brother)
- Wife: Jessica Farber (Married 2015 – )
- Facebook: Tony Kroos Official
- Twitter: @TonyKroos
- Instagram: @toni.kr8s
- Tiktok: –
- Youtube: –
- During the 2007 World Cup, he participated in U-17 and scored five goals and it makes him awarded the Golden Ball as the top player of the tournament.
- He is not good at studying and spends so much time playing football, but because he is a well behaved kid, he is well liked by his peers.
- His father was a professional wrestler who later became a football coach for a youth club, while his mother was a former German badminton player and currently works as a biology and sports teacher.
- His brother, Felix is also a professional footballer and plays for Union Berlin.
- He met his now wife at school and they had a long term relationship before they married in 2015.
- His first son, Leon was born in 2013 before he and Jessica got married while his daughter Amelie was born in 2016.
- When representating German in the 2014 World Cup, he was the only player who was born in East German.
- In 2014, he won five trophies while playing for three different teams.
- He idolized Johan Micoud and his first jersey was printed with Micoud’s name and number on the back.
- He has a long term relationship with his now wife and has never seen with another woman, making it a rare occasion for him to talk about his ideal type of woman beside his wife.
- His net worth is around $25 million.
“There’s little place for sympathy in football.”
“I do not envisage going to Barcelona.”
“I think, at 32, you are past your prime as a footballer.”
“In a team like Real Madrid, arguments always arise when things are not going well.”
“At Real Madrid, you have to win everything”
“Bayern exists only to win, but to win in style, too. Winning 2-1 is not enough. We have to win 5-0.”
“We’re Real Madrid – and being successful is part of our DNA.”
“It is impossible to play 60 games all season and be in good form all the time”
“I am of the opinion that the burden of playing games is much too high, especially for international players that also play domestically with their clubs.”
“For those of us playing in a foreign league, it’s always nice to spend a few days with family and friends who we don’t get to see every day.”
“I am very proud to be at Madrid. It’s something very special, and also to step out into the Bernabeu wearing the Madrid shirt for the first time was a fantastic feeling. The fans gave me a wonderful reception.”
“Before leaving, I was seen as a good player, perhaps as a very good player, but as one of the many players that Bayern had. But if you play as a Real footballer, you get even more attention. Maybe that part from the fans I do not like so much.”
“I enjoy playing football, and that’s about it. I’m no-one special.”
“I don’t like to talk about players who haven’t played; I prefer to talk about the ones who have.”
“Zidane transmits a very clear idea to the players. He doesn’t need to give a 20 minute motivational talk, he doesn’t need it. With his presence alone, he achieves what he wants – his personality is synonymous with success.”
“It’s important to get a good start at a top club like Real. When things are going badly, you can overcome it quickly at a top club.”
“Individual achievements are not important for me, to be honest.”
Having a father who is a football coach gives him an advantage because he can learn football since he was young.
While Toni Kroos is not good at studying, but because his father has taught him football since he was young, he can keep practicing it.