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Italy Legend Announces Retirement From Football

Andrea Pirlo Announces His Retirement From International Football

By SL International - Nov 06, 2017 06:05 PM

Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has announced his retirement from football following his last game for New York City in the Major League Soccer.

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The 38-year old began his career at Brescia in Serie B, where he helped his home-town team gain promotion to Serie A and in the process attracted interest from Italian giants Inter Milan.

His brief stint at Inter ended when he was sold to the club’s biggest rivals AC Milan and that is where his career really took off. Pirlo won two UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups, two Serie A titles, a FIFA Club World Cup, SuperCoppa Italiana as well as the Coppa Italia in a successful tenure with the Italian giants of Milan between 2003 and 2011.

The midfielder’s shock move to Juventus saw him help The Old Lady to four successive Serie A titles stretching from 2012-2015 as well as two more SuperCoppa Italiana titles in 2012 -2013 and one Coppa Italia in 2015 before his move to New York City.

“Not only is it that my adventure in New York comes to an end but my journey as a football player as well.” Pirlo said via Twitter. 

“I would like to thank every team I had the honour to play for and every team-mate that I have been pleased to play alongside.”

Pirlo's illustrious career didn’t stop at domestic level as he won the FIFA World Cup with Italy in 2006 and was an integral part of the team that lost to Spain in the final of the EURO 2012 competition in an international career that saw him amass 116 caps.

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LEGEND!!!!!!!!
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Dave1992 Nov 07, 2017 07:37 AM
Farewell Legend
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Msaytho Nov 07, 2017 04:10 AM
Pirlo one of the best deep lying playmaker of all time.
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Faysal Nov 06, 2017 09:16 PM
Its rare to see a player like pirlo One of a kind thank you la'architeto I realy enjoyed watching you play week in week out football world will realy miss you LEGEND
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Legend!
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Nyoninyoni Nov 06, 2017 08:50 PM
The father of European football
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Geoff Stunner Nov 06, 2017 08:44 PM
your long range accurate passes and free kicks will be remembered.
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My hero. Always calm and collected.
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Best passer of the ball, ever
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musah005 Nov 06, 2017 08:20 PM
Long leave the Master Andrea Pirlo. Salute to the Grootman
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legend indeed editor great passer of de ball
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Legendary Playmaker!
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True legend indeed. What a player!
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Long leave the Master Andrea Pirlo.Salute Grootman

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