Footballers who retired in 2023


By: Manu Tournoux

Many professional footballers will have retired from sports in 2023. Here are some of the most famous of them.

The career of a top athlete is never very long. A handful of decades at most, before moving on. An often complicated moment to manage mentally for these men and women entirely dedicated to their sport and their passion. In 2023, several male football stars have chosen to stop for different reasons. The opportunity for one last wink.

This year, it was first an Italian football legend who said stop. After winning the 2006 World Cup, making history with Parma and Juventus and quickly passing through Paris Saint-Germain, Gianluigi Buffon chose to stop at the age of forty-five. Only one regret for him: not having won the Champions League, despite three finals.

Zlatan, a character

Another retired legend, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, also failed in his quest for victory in the Champions League. But he left his mark in all the clubs where he played. His media statements have been one of his trademarks. Enough to build an unforgettable character. As for the other retirees, discover them through our slideshow.

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