"Gracias leyenda": The Bernabeu watched the unique gentleman in football boots for the last time

Toni Kroos, the man who played 464 games for Real, who won 22 trophies, four Champions Leagues, leaves football as befits great champions - at a time when he is one of the best in the world

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Choreography of Real fans in honor of Kroos, Photo: Reuters
Choreography of Real fans in honor of Kroos, Photo: Reuters
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The Temple of Football in Madrid has seen many masters of football throughout history, and tonight it paid homage to one of the greatest ever...

The gentleman in midfield, the old-school midfielder, the legend... Toni Kroos played his last match for Real Madrid.

"Gracias leyenda (thank you, legend)", was the message of the fans from the "Santiago Bernabeu" for the man who put on the white jersey ten years ago and somehow stepped out of the shadows and quietly into the legends.

The last match at Real's stadium was played by the German master against Betis in the round that brought down the curtain on the La Liga season (0:0).

The man who played 464 games for the "royal club", who won 22 trophies, four Champions Leagues from football leaves as befits great champions - at a time when he is one of the best players in the world.

Kroos has one more match left for Real in the Champions League final against Dortmund and an appearance for the national team at the European Championship in his home country of Germany.

A legend, a champion... Or as "Marka" would say, a football player like no other.

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