Torsten Frings was finally Retired. He claimed the decision was made because he wanted the best for the club now.
Frings, now 36 years old, finished his career in MLS, Toronto FC, which he defended since the summer of 2011. Retirement decision after he had trouble in the postoperative hips recovery process.
"During pre-season we found out that my recovery will take longer than expected. I always want what is best for the team and that's why I decided to retire," he told ESPN Soccernet.
"I'm so enjoying my time in Toronto and played for Toronto FC. I hope the best for the club this season and hopefully they can continue to uphold the spirit of victory that I bring to the team," said Frings.
Torsten Frings began his professional career in Germany in 1994 for Alemannia Aachen. He then began to steal the show with Werder Bremen, who then drove him to Borussia Dortmund.
He defended Dortmund until 2004, because after that Bayern Munich sign him. Torsten Frings just one season defending Munich, but managed to help the club won the Bundesliga title and German Cup.
In the summer of 2005, Frings returned to Bremen and recorded two German Cup titles with the club, as well as helping Bremen runner-up Bundesliga in 2007-08 and runner-up UEFA Cup 2008-09. He then moved to Toronto FC in 2011.
His career in the Bundesliga also led to the German national team, in which he recorded 79 appearances. In Germany squad, he won second place at the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2008.