Bastian Schweinsteiger, the German midfielder defeated his teammates Thomas Mueller and Franck Ribery to grab the Journalists' Player of the Year Award announced by the Kicker magazine on 28 July 2013. Bastian Schweinsteiger won 92 out of 527 votes. Franck Ribery won 87 votes, while Thomas Mueller won 85 votes.
About Bastian Schweinsteiger
• Bastian Schweinsteiger was born on 1 August 1984.
• He is the German footballer playing as the midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the German national team.
• He is a right-footed player.
• During his club career as well as in the International careers, he won various awards such as two League Cups, six Bundesliga titles, UEFA Champions League title as well as six German Cups.
• He was the Bayern Munich vice-captain to long-time teammate Philipp Lahm, as of January 2011.