Key stat: Most touches by any player over past two World Cup tournaments (1,106).
What the experts say: "The brain of Germany's midfield and the man with required experience that can lead the team to the title." -- Paulo Vinicius Coelho, ESPN Brasil
" 'Schweini', as they call him in Bavaria, is the pacesetter of this Germany team. His crisp passing and knack for scoring important goals has made him the most consistent central midfielder of his generation." -- Raphael HonigsteinWhat You Think:
Bayern Munich Schweinsteiger is 8th & final German player in our #WorldCupRank Is he the best? http://t.co/wy0z5A2BMlpic.twitter.com/Hu7vsYUqL1
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