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Nils Petersen announces the end of his career after the season



Nils Petersen announces the end of his career after the season

Former national player Nils Petersen from SC Freiburg will end his career after the season.

“After almost 16 years of professional football, I’m hanging up my shoes at the end of the season with a heavy heart,” said the 34-year-old on Instagram on Wednesday, adding poetically: “Everything that has an end also had a beginning. And a new beginning is not the same as the end. You will hear from me. I promise.”

Petersen has been playing for Breisgau since 2015 and has scored 89 goals in 242 games so far. He also scored the most joker goals in Bundesliga history

The centre-forward also previously played for Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen and Energie Cottbus in the Bundesliga. In 2018 he was in the provisional World Cup squad of national coach Joachim Löw, but there were only two friendlies in the DFB dress.

“Now I’ll invest everything again so that I can then say: You should go when it’s most beautiful,” said Petersen, who is fighting for international places with Freiburg at the end of the season and in the DFB Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday with the German record champions is a guest.

Petersen, who only gets a few minutes of action this season under coach Christian Streich, recently drew attention to himself in another role on the field. Together with the Mainz professional Anton Stach, he officiated a district league game last weekend to advertise for the referee office.