Bastian Schweinsteiger [topnews.in]
Rank 2011: 12; Earnings 2010: €13.2 million
Date of Birth: Aug. 1, 1984
Club: Bayern Munich
Marital Status: Single (girlfriend Sarah Brandner, German supermodel)
Bastian Schweinsteiger is currently playing as a midfielder for Bayern Munich and the German national team. Starting his career as a talented and promising youth ski racer, Schweinsteiger has developed himself into a core member of both his club and team. His superb dribbling, precise passing and tackling capabilities have made him an indispensable presence for his club and team on the pitch, either in attacking or defense.
Schweinsteiger has won many trophies in his extraordinary career, including five Bundesliga titles, five German Cups and two League Cups. In Dec. 2010, he extended his contract with the club until 2016.