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“In 11 Days…” – Ex-Chelsea Star Andre Schurrle Is All Set for His Next “Topless” Summit of the Year

Published 09/01/2023, 11:59 AM EDT

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Former footballer Andre Schurrle has been a topic of great discussion in the year 2023. The internet once again was filled with tweets, comments and posts about Andre and that was a result of the new video he uploaded. It showed him and a few other people scaling a mountain, that looked nothing but deadly and dangerous.

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Andre in the caption said that he was in the middle of preparing for another summit climb in eleven days. In what has almost become a signature Andre theme, the footballer was shirtless in the hike, once again.

From Chelsea champion to mountain champion


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It all started after the former Premier League champion posted a photo of himself online, in nothing but shorts, boots and a beanie but that was the least exciting bit.

After his shock retirement from football at the ripe age of just 29, the entire world was in shock. Andre explained that he took the move in order to step away from the loneliness and endless competition in football. Premier League win with Chelsea, World Cup win with Germany, Andre tasted success quite early in his career but eventually wanted out.


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Free from the burdens and shackles of competitive football, Andre ventured out on a journey to rediscover himself and fell into the art of mountain climbing.

New zest for life!

The former mid-fielder, set foot for Germany’s highest mountain, The Zugspitze earlier this year. The famous shirtless photo and his courage garnered several praises from people worldwide, and football fans especially.



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The new video showed a glimpse of just how he has evolved and is ready to take on such a deadly challenge. The video he shared on his Instagram account left users in awe. Let’s take a look at some of their comments!

One of the users here praised Andre for his outlook at life and the manner in which he is living at the moment. Another user called him an inspiration and a legend of the game and showered praises. A user was glad Andre did not disappear into oblivion after retirement.


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The video served a reminder to people who think that all is lost. Andre’s will to excel and challenge himself even after reaching the pinnacles in football, are a testament to what one can achieve with a strong mind and heart.

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Written by:

Allen James


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Allen David James is a writer covering viral sports moments at EssentiallySports. A Mass Communication graduate, specialized in Journalism, his love and passion for the game of cricket has led him to different junctures in life and brought out immense emotion and drive for a mildly calm individual. Apart from cricket, singing and playing badminton are two activities that help him break away from the pressures of work and deadlines! Here he is now, a content writer, creator and broadcaster, trying to make his way in this wonderful world of sports, where tough never rest!
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