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Frings signed as a Designated Player with Toronto FC on June 29, 2011. Frings was officially named the fourth captain in club history on August 2, 2011. The native of Würselen, Germany, has earned 79 caps for Germany in his career and has played in two World Cups including Germany’s run to the 2002 Finals. Frings also was part of Germany’s second place finish at Euro 2008. His club career spans 14 seasons in the German Bundesliga, starting and finishing at Werder Bremen along with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. His club career achievements include the Bundesliga title and DFB- Pokal (domestic cup) and the DFB-Ligapokal with Bayern Munich during the 2004-2005 season. At Werder Bremen, Frings was part of the 2007-2008 side that finished second in the Bundesliga and runners up in the 2009 UEFA Cup, and two DFB-Pokal’s and one DFB-Ligapokal. Frings also played in numerous UEFA Champions League matches throughout his club career in Germany.
2011: Appeared and started in 13 matches, recording one assist and logging 1,124 minutes. Frings was named the fourth captain in club history ahead of Toronto’s match on August 2 at Real Esteli FC. CONCACAF Champions League: Appeared and started in six matches.
2005-2011: Moved back to Werder Bremen, appeared in 164 matches, scoring 21 goals in all competitions. International: Was part of Germany’s 2006 World Cup squad, and EURO 2008 squad. Most recent appearance for Germany came on February 11, 2009 against Norway.
2004-2005: Signed with Bayern Munich, appeared in 29 matches, scoring three goals. Won the Bundesliga title, DFB- Pokal, and DFB-Ligapokal with Baynern.
2002-2004: Signed with Borussia Dortmund, appeared in 47 matches and scored ten goals. International: Was part of Germany’s EURO 2004 squad.
1997-2002: Began his professional career with Werder Bremen. Appeared in 162 matches, scoring 15 goals in all competitions. International: Was part of Germany’s 2002 World Cup squad.