Ex-BVB-Profi Steven Pienaar Career Career

DORTMUND, GERMANY – MARCH 14: Ebi Smolarek and Steven Pienaar take a break during the Borussia Dortmund training session at the training ground on March 14, 2007 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Steven Pienaar has ended his active football career.

The former South African international and former fan favorite of Everton FC announced his farewell in a TV sports show in his homeland.

Pienaar completes his 36th birthday on the 17th of March. The playmaker played the World Cup finals in 2002 in South Korea and Japan and the 2010 World Cup home for Bafana Bafana.

For Borussia Dortmund brought it Pienaar, who had changed in 2006 free transfer from Ajax Amsterdam in the pot on 27 duty games. After only one season he left the BVB again in the direction of England.

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