Lahm retires from international football

18 July 2014 11:03

Germany’s World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football at the age of 30.

Lahm made 113 appearances for his country and lifted the World Cup on Sunday after Mario Gotze’s extra-time goal secured a 1-0 win over Argentina in Rio.

It was the Bayern Munich man’s third appearance at the global showpiece and he has chosen to end his Germany career on the highest of highs.

“THANK YOU, Philip! World Cup captain Philipp Lahm has finished his career with the @DFB_Team after 10 years,” the Deutsche Fussball-Bund (DFB), German football’s governing body, tweeted.

Having secured his first piece of silverware with Germany, Lahm will now focus solely on his club career with Bayern.

The full-back, who has also been deployed in midfield for club and country over the past season, has won a host of trophies at the Allianz Arena since coming through the club’s youth system.

He agreed a new deal with Bayern in June that will keep him under contract until 2018.