Former World Cup winning captain Germany's Philipp Lahm is set to play his last football match for Bayern Munich on Saturday against Freiburg in the Bundesliga champions.
Between them, Lahm, 33, and Alonso, 35, won every major trophy and were key figures in two of the 21st century's most incredible matches.
He will forever be remembered at Anfield for his part in the fight back in the 2005 European final, netting a 60th-minute penalty to win the Champions League title at the end of his first season in England.
Alonso was in Spain's side that lifted the World Cup trophy in 2010, beating the Netherlands 1-0 at the Soccer City Stadium in South Africa.
"Alonso is one of our best signings of recent years, a real lucky find, a gifted tactician, a highly intelligent man and one of the most uncomplicated players I've ever witnessed", added Rummenigge.
I have weekends for the first time in 18 years.
Bayern's captain will make his final career appearance against Freiburg at the Allianz Arena on Saturday having been at the club for his entire career, barring a two-year loan spell at Stuttgart.
Lahm also captained Germany to the 2014 World Cup before announcing his retirement from worldwide football five days later. DFL president Reinhard Rauball called him one of the most outstanding players in German football history.Читайте также: Marcelo Bielsa será presentado como entrenador del Lille el próximo martes
Fifteen years, 650 competitive games, 113 worldwide caps, eight Bundesliga titles, six German Cups, one Champions League, one Club World Cup and one World Cup later, the Bayern Munich captain finally hangs up his boots this Saturday.
"I love his professionalism and his quality".
When asked about his plans for the future, he said: "I want to take a step back, do other things, learn about different things, meet new people".
Lahm made 113 appearances for Germany during an illustrious 10-year worldwide career, and Die Mannschaft manager Joachim Low also praised his ex-captain.
"I very much hope that he will remain in German football, whatever his role".
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