I’m kind of shocked that Philipp Lahm has decided to retire from the German National team, but he goes out on top — he goes out a legend. For those not too familiar with world footy, Lahm is the best fullback in the world, and has been for some time (some have suggested he’s the best fullback of all-time). He’s operated with such poise, grace, positional brilliance, and flawless decision-making for as long as I can remember. What a brilliant leader. I’ll never forget what he’s done for German soccer. Cheers forever to The Captain.