Giorgio Chiellini on Tuesday introduced his retirement on the age of 39, bringing the curtain down on a trophy-packed profession.
Former Italy and Juventus defender Chiellini revealed he can be hanging up his boots after taking part in his final match on Saturday, in Los Angeles FC’s MLS Cup remaining defeat to Columbus Crew.
“You have been the most beautiful and intense journey of my life. You have been my everything,” Chiellini wrote on social media alongside a video exhibiting the highlights of his profession.
“With you I have travelled a unique and unforgettable path. But now it is time to start new chapters, face new challenges and write further important and exciting pages of life.”
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Chiellini received 9 Serie A titles with Juventus and likewise captained Italy to their Euro 2020 triumph at Wembley, the place they defeated England on penalties within the remaining.
He started his profession at Livorno earlier than transferring to Juve in 2005 after a season at Fiorentina, taking part in for the Turin membership for 17 years.
Chiellini stop worldwide soccer final yr after being capped 117 instances for his nation.