World football loses a champion! This superstar announces the end (OFFICIAL)


By: Manu Tournoux

A big name in world football announced this Tuesday his desire to end his immense career.

His name will remain associated with his titles, with Italy, with Juventus and with a certain way of defending: Giorgio Chiellini puts an end to his immense career. At the age of 39, the central defender announced this Tuesday his desire to hang up his boots.

“You have been the most beautiful and intense journey of my life, wrote Chiellini in a touching message posted on his X account (formerly Twitter). You have been my everything. With you, I have traveled a unique and unforgettable path. But now is the time to start new chapters, take on new challenges and write other important and exciting pages of life.”

Italian football therefore loses a new emblematic player, less than a year after the retirement of the legendary Gianluigi Buffon. Chiellini, who ended his career in sunny California at Los Angeles FC, leaves an indelible mark at Juventus. A club of which he had become an emblem by forming an iron defense alongside his lifelong friends, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli.

A master in the art of defense

Crowned Italian champion 9 times and double unfortunate finalist in the Champions League (2015, 2017), Chiellini has also accumulated 117 caps with the Italian team, with which he was European champion in 2021. Trained in Livorno and passed through Fiorentina, the now ex-defender of the Nazionale was also recognized for his intelligence in the approach to his profession and his role as defender. Rough, harsh and a master in the art of defensive gestures, the Italian has always enhanced his position through his public speaking engagements.

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