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Age: 34 Years
Height: 5’ 11½”
Wife: Jessica Farber

Toni Kroos

Bio/Wiki
Nickname(s)Iceman, Professor, German Sniper
ProfessionFootballer
Physical Stats & More
Height5’ 11½” (183 cm)
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourLight Ash Blond
Football
Professional Debut26 September 2007 for Bayern Munich against Energie Cottbus
International Debut3 March 2010 in a friendly against Argentina
First International GoalIn the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin
RetirementOn 21 May 2024, he announced that he would quit Real Madrid and retire from football after the European Championship on 1 June 2024.
Jersey NumberFor Clubs
• #8 (Real Madrid - 2014-2020)
Toni Kroos Jersey Number 8 for Real Madrid
• #39 (Bayern Munich - 2010-2014, 2007-2008)
Toni Kroos Jersey Number 39 for Bayern Munich
• #39 (Bayer 04 Leverkusen - 2008-2010)
Toni Kroos Jersey Number 39 for Bayer 04 Leverkusen
• #39 (FC Bayern Munich II - 2008-2009)
• #10 (FC Bayern Munich II - 2007-2008)

For the National Team
• #8 (Germany - 2016-2021)
Toni Kroos jersey number 8 for Germany
• #18 (Germany - 2009-2016)
Toni Kroos jersey number 18 for Germany
• #10 (Germany U19 - 2008-2009)
Toni Kroos jersey number 10 for Germany
• #39 (Germany U19 - 2008-2009)
• #39 (Germany U21 - 2007-2008)
• #10 (Germany U17 - 2007-2008, 2005-2007)
• #9 (Germany U17 - 2006-2007)
PositionMidfielder
Clubs• Real Madrid (2014-present)
• Bayer Leverkusen (loan) (2009-2010)
• Bayern Munich (2007-2014)
• Bayern Munich II (2007-2008)
• Hansa Rostock (2002-2006)
• Greifswalder SC (1997-2002)
Coach/MentorRoland Kroos, Eckard Ehrke, Jupp Heynckes
Records (main ones)• In the 2015–16 Champions League, Kroos became the first-ever German player to lift the Champions League trophy with two different clubs.
• Toni Kroos is the only player in football history to win SIX Club World Cups.
• In the 2018 World Cup, he made 144 touches against Sweden, a record for a German player in a World Cup game since 1966.
Awards, Honours, Achievements • GQ German Athlete of the Year (2019)
• German Footballer of the Year (2018)
• IFFHS UEFA Team of the Decade (2011–2020)
• IFFHS World Team of the Decade (2011-2020)
• UEFA La Liga Team of the Season (2016-17) (2019-20)
• German Player of the Year (2014)
• Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (2014)
• FIFA World Cup Dream Team (2014)
• FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (2014)
• IFFHS World's Best Playmaker (2014)
• UEFA Team of the Year (2014) 2016) (2017)
• FIFA FIFPro World11 (2014) (2016) (2017)
• UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season (2013-14), (2014-15), (2015-16), (2016-17), (2017-18)
• kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season (2009-10), (2011-12)
• Fritz-Walter-Medal U18 Gold Medal (2008)
• FIFA U-17 World Cup Bronze Shoe (2007)
• FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball (2007)
• UEFA European Under-17 Championship Top Scorer (2007)
• UEFA European Under-17 Championship Golden Player (2006)
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 January 1990 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2024)34 Years
BirthplaceGreifswald, East Germany
Zodiac signCapricorn
Signature Toni Kroos signature
NationalityGerman
HometownGreifswald, East Germany
SchoolA school in Evershagen
ReligionChristianity
EthnicityGerman
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
HobbiesPlaying Darts, Travelling, Listening to Music
Tattoo(s)Right forearm (inner side): Portrait of his daughter, Amelie, along with the numbers “20.07.2016” below it
Toni Kroos' tattoo of his daughter
Left forearm (inner side): Portrait of his son Leon along with his date of birth, 11 August 2016, also a tattoo of an old wall clock which is showing 1:30 as the time
Toni Kroos' tattoo of his son and a clock
Left forearm (outer side): A large intricate tattoo of his wife, Jessica Farber’s eye, surrounded by flowers
Toni Kroos' tattoo of his wife's eye
Right bicep: Two cartoon lions along with their cub sitting beside it (from the film The Lion King)
Toni Kroos' The Lion King tattoo
Left bicep: The tattoo of a photo of his wife and himself holding hands, and walking towards a large audience in a football stadium with the sun shining above their heads, also a large rose flower tattooed below this
Toni Kroos' tattoo of his wife and himself
Left forearm: A tattoo of two aces of spades cards along with his brother's name “Felix”
Toni Kroos' tattoo of his brother's name
ControversiesCriticized match officials for offside call
In May 2024, while playing for Real Madrid against Bayern Munich during the Champions League semifinals, he criticized match officials for their controversial offside call which benefited Real Madrid. [1]Associated Press News

Booing in Saudi Arabia
In January 2024, during the Supercopa de Espana matches, he faced constant booing after he criticized young players who moved to Saudi Arabia for financial gains. [2]Marca

Called Mesut Ozil's Racism Claims 'Nonsense'
In July 2018, Mesut Ozil quit the national team in controversial circumstances, citing "racism and disrespect" within the German Football Association as the main factors behind his decision to retire from international football. Kroos later called Ozil's allegations "nonsense." [3]Bleacher Report
Social MediaInstagram
Facebook
Twitter
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsJessica Farber
Marriage Date13 June 2015
Toni Kroos' wedding photo
Family
Wife/SpouseJessica Farber (owns a line of clothing and fashion accessories)
Toni Kroos with Jessica Farber
Note: She is 2 years older than Toni Kroos.
ChildrenSon- 2
• Leon (born 14 August 2013)
• Fin (born March 2019)
Daughter- 1
• Amelie (born 20 July 2016)
Toni Kroos with his wife and children
ParentsFather- Roland Kroos (former professional wrestler and football coach)
Mother- Birgit Kämmer (former badminton player)
A childhood photo of Toni Kroos and his brother with their parents
SiblingsBrother- Felix Kroos (younger) (former footballer; retired on 20 July 2021)
Toni Kroos with his brother Felix (right)
Sister- None
Favourites
Singer(s)Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, James Blunt, Ed Sheeran
ColourWhite
Style Quotient
Car CollectionAudi Q8, Audi S7, Audi SQ5, Ferrari 458 Spider, Mercedes Benz G63, BMW iX
Toni Kroos with his Ferrari 458 Spider
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)€24,380,000 for the 2023-2024 Season (for Real Madrid)
Assets/PropertiesA house on the island of Mallorca

Toni kroos playing

Some Lesser Known Facts About Toni Kroos

  • Toni Kroos is considered one of the greatest midfielders of all time.
  • Apart from his assists, he is known for his striking ability, especially from long range.
  • Kroos is known for his calm and composed playing style.
    Football Soccer Sticker by Toni Kroos Academy
  • His father, Roland, was the coach of Hansa Rostock in the lower leagues of Germany for several years.
  • Toni was initially coached by his father. Toni once said,

    My father was 50 percent father and 50 percent coach.”

  • In an interview, Kroose revealed that his father was very strict as a coach, which affected the father-son relationship.
  • While studying at school in Evershagen, he was made to play football barefoot.

    Toni Kroos' childhood photo

    Toni Kroos’ childhood photo

  • Toni Kroos first started playing for the local club Greifswalder SC, later transferring to the youth team of Hansa Rostock.

    15 years old Toni Kroos in Rostock, playing for Hansa FC, in 2005

    15 years old Toni Kroos in Rostock, playing for Hansa FC, in 2005

  • In 2006, he joined Bayern at the age of 16. By 2007-08, he was promoted to the first team.
  • When Kroos made his Bayern debut in September 2007, he became the club’s youngest-ever player (aged 17 years and 265 days). David Alaba later broke this record in 2010.

    Toni Kroos' Bayern debut in 2007

    Toni Kroos’ Bayern debut in 2007

  • Kroos was picked a year early for Under-17 and helped Germany win bronze in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup; Kroos was named tournament MVP.
  • On 5 November 2008, Kroos made his UEFA Champions League; he came as a substitute against Fiorentina in the 79th minute of the game.
  • In January 2009, he was loaned to Bayer Leverkusen, where he established himself as a regular.

    Toni Kroos playing for Bayer Leverkusen in 2009

    Toni Kroos playing for Bayer Leverkusen in 2009

  • In 2010, Kroos returned to Bayern and helped the club reach the 2012 Champions League final.
  • By the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, Kroos had become a regular player for Germany’s national team.
  • Kroos missed the end of the 2012/13 treble-winning season, including the Champions League final, after he suffered an injury.
  • In July 2014, Kroos joined Real Madrid, becoming the ninth German player to join the club.
  • Before joining Real Madrid, Manchester United manager David Moyes reportedly approached Kroos to join Manchester United; however, Moyes was later sacked, and the new manager Louis van Gaal didn’t sign Kroos.
  • After joining Real Madrid, Kroos called it the “biggest club in the world.”
  • His assists helped Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    Toni Kroos with the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy

    Toni Kroos with the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy

  • When Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Toni Kroos was missing in the group photo with Angela Merkel. When asked why he was missing in the photo, Kroos replied,

    Inside I’m as happy as anyone in that photo, but I’m not the type of person to show it on the outside. I don’t miss this photo in my collection. I don’t need to be in the centre of the celebrations.”

  • After Germany was eliminated from UEFA Euro 2020 in 2021, Toni Kroos announced his retirement from international football due to his poor performance in the tournament. In 2024, he came out of retirement and played in the Euro 2024.
  • As a midfielder, Kroos helped Real Madrid win the Champions League in 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2021-22, becoming the only German player to win the competition on more occasions.
  • On 30 October 2022, he received the first red card in his professional career in a 1-1 draw against Girona.

    Toni Kroos received a red card against Girona in 2022

    Toni Kroos received a red card against Girona in 2022

  • When Real Madrid reached the 2023-24 Champions League final after defeating Bayern, Kroos became only the seventh player to reach 150 Champions League appearances.
  • In June 2023, he extended his contract with Real Madrid for a year until June 2024.
  • He always wears white boots and always cleans them himself.

    Toni Kroos cleaning his boots

    Toni Kroos cleaning his boots

  • Toni met Jessica Farber for the first time in Fuerteventura; Toni was 18 and Jessica was 20 at the time.
  • His grandfather often gives advice to Toni on how to play the game, and he never misses a Real Madrid game. His grandfather doesn’t like tattoos on Toni’s arm.

    Toni Kroos with his grandfather

    Toni Kroos with his grandfather

  • Toni Kroose is close friends with famous English singer Robbie Williams. According to Kroose, Robbie once asked him to play for Manchester United.
  • When he replaced Xabi Alonso, Carlo Ancelotti nicknamed Kroos “Professor” at Real Madrid.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kroos started ‘Toni’s Home Challenges’ for kids on social media so they could come out of their electronic gadgets and do outdoor activities. After a thrilling response to the challenge, Kroos launched his training app and localized training camps, The Toni Kroos Academy, to train amateur footballers.

  • He hosts a podcast, Einfach mal Luppen, along with his brother, Felix.

    Toni Kroos podcast

    Toni Kroos podcast

  • He is a dog lover and often shares photos of his pet dogs on social media.

    Toni Kroos with his pet dogs

    Toni Kroos with his pet dogs

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