Andrea Pirlo Retired?
Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has announced that he will retire from his career as a professional footballer in December when his contract with New York City FC expires.
“You realize that the time has come, every day you have a physical problem, you can not practice as you wish because you always have problems,” said former AC Milan playmaker and Juventus star was quoted by local media on Sunday.
Pirlo, who has played just 15 of 32 MLS matches, New York City this season, said that he can not continue playing forever and must give young players a chance.
“At my age, that’s enough, that does not mean you can keep playing forever until the age of 50. I’ll do something else. At the age of 38 this is a good time to give space to young players. I am not angry. Instead I will provide assistance to my teammates and coaches, “added the 2006 FIFA World Cup winner and Euro 2012 runner-up.
Pirlo has won the Serie A title four times with Juventus. In Milan, he won both the Italian and Champions League titles respectively twice.