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Bayern Munich's Philipp Lahm refuses to rule out retirement at end of season

Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm says that he will not rule out retiring at the end of the season.

Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm has refused to rule out retiring at the end of the season.

The former Germany international, who will turn 33 on Friday, will not come to the end of his contract for another 18 months.

However, Lahm, who made his first-team debut for Bayern in 2002, has claimed that he may walk away from the sport early.

"I wouldn't rule anything out," Lahm told Bild. "I said nine months ago already that this situation could arise and nothing has changed in how I see this.

"I want to be able to measure myself at the very highest level and be able to recognise myself when the right time is to end my career.

"I certainly won't be determining my future only based on the number of titles we have won at the end of the season, but I will listen to my body and then decide how things go on."

Lahm has won eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokal crowns and the Champions League trophy during his time at Bayern.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund17133144182642
2Bayern Munich18123339192039
3Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach17103436181833
4RB Leipzig1794431171431
5Wolfsburg178452722528
6Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1783634231127
7Hoffenheim186753326725
8Hertha Berlin176652627-124
9Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen177372629-324
10Werder Bremen176472829-122
11Freiburg175662125-421
12Mainz 05175661722-521
13Schalke 04Schalke175392024-418
14Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf175391933-1418
15Augsburg173682529-415
16Stuttgart1742111235-2314
17Hannover1725101735-1811
18Nuremberg1725101438-2411

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