Real Madrid icon Toni Kroos calls time on incredible 17-year career

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has announced that he will retire from football after the European Championships this summer.Kroos, who will play for Germany at the upcoming tournament, revealed on social media that his trophy-laden career is coming to an end."My ambition was always to finish my career at the peak of my performance level. I am happy and proud that in my mind I found the right timing for my decision and that I could choose it on my own. I have always said Real Madrid is and will be my last club," said Toni Kroos on Instagram.Kroos made his Bundesliga debut for Bayern Munich in 2007, aged 17, before winning three league titles with the Bavarian club.The 34-year-old also won the first of his five UEFA Champions Leagues while at Bayern before making the €25 million switch to Real Madrid.Kroos enjoyed a decade-long stint at Los Blancos, which included four league titles, four Champions Leagues and five FIFA Club World Cups.The 2014 World Cup winner will play his last game for Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final on June 1 at Wembley.Paraphrase194 words