Felix Kroos, born in 1991, was born in Greifswald on the Baltic Sea. The former professional soccer player ended his professional career in July 2021 at the age of 30. For him, this was a conscious decision, after a total of 24 years as a footballer, 13 of them in the professional game. His stations after youth soccer in Greifswald and Rostock, where he also played his first professional games as a 17-year-old, were SV Werder Bremen (5.5 years), 1. FC Union Berlin (4.5 years) and Eintracht Braunschweig (1 year).

An important role for Felix Kroos always played a high identification with his club and the team idea. In connection with this, it was always a matter of concern to him to improve the motivation of his teammates and to support them. He took great pleasure in taking responsibility within a team. Especially when difficult situations in the club had to be mastered. Both a promotion with the 1st FC Union Berlin to the 1st Football Bundesliga (2019), a Champions League match for SV Werder Bremen (2011) as well as several successful battles against relegation from the 1st league. Two relegations from the 2nd Liga with Hansa Rostock and Eintracht Braunschweig are also among important, albeit painful, experiences for Felix Kroos.

Felix Kroos topics:

  • Take responsibility and lead a team
  • Dealing with public pressure
  • Team spirit, motivation, success
  • Crisis management in professional soccer

One topic that has been present for Felix Kroos throughout his career has been public pressure. This has arisen for two reasons. On the one hand, he was considered one of the biggest talents in his age group throughout Germany when he was a youngster, where he played for all the national under-21 teams for the DFB up to the U21 level. On the other hand, there was always the comparison with his brother Toni Kroos, who is one year older and still has a world career today. In this respect, Felix has made a personal development in dealing with it over the years.

Today, Felix Kroos and his brother have the most successful and widest-reaching soccer podcast in Germany (Einfach mal Luppen), which even went on TV with its own innovative format on Magenta TV during the 2022 World Cup. He is also an ambassador for the Toni Kroos Foundation and a recognized TV expert in football.

Felix Kroos is available for interviews, as a talk guest or for panel discussions.