Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has announced retirement plans one year ahead schedule. The 33-year-old wing back has said that he will hang his boots after the current season. Lahm had signed a contract to keep him at Allianz Arena until 2018 but has now changed his mind. He recently celebrated his 500th club appearance against Schalke on Saturday.
Lahm had been offered the job of Sporting Director at the club after his contract but has instead opted for a sabbatical. He won seven Bundesliga titles, six DFB-Pokals, the Champions League and the Club World Cup with the Bavarians. He captained Germany to World Cup glory in the 2014 edition in Brazil before retiring from international duties.