A Didier Deschamps player announces his immediate retirement!


By: Manu Tournoux

At only 34 years old and motivated by family reasons, Romain Alessandrini has decided to end his playing career.

Romain Alessandrini is done with football. At least as a professional player. After almost eighteen careers, the native of Marseille has indeed announced his retirement. Without a club since the end of his adventure at Shenzen FC last January, the French winger has finally resigned himself to calling it quits. Even if it wasn't his first idea.

“A few weeks ago I decided to retire from football, I wasn't prepared for it but I had to do it for my family and myself, a difficult but wise decision I suppose,” he announced in a message published on social networks.

Called by Didier Deschamps but…

“This sport built the man I am today and I will be forever grateful. I never gave up on my dream and have been extremely lucky to have so many incredible people in my life who help me get through the highs. and downs.. Criticisms, injuries, failures, doubts, pressure.. The life of a footballer is not easy but it is worth it and until you do it you never know what you will get are capable”, continued the one who began his career at Gueugnon, then played at Clermont before taking off at Stade Rennais.

And after two and a half years at Olympique de Marseille, his hometown club, Romain Alessandrini chose exile with a departure for MLS at just 28 years old. Without regret, on the contrary… “Living in Los Angeles and playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy was probably the best time of my career”he wrote in his message, not forgetting to mention his three years spent in China where he discovered “another culture, another country and another lifestyle that I learned to appreciate”.

Romain Alessandrini therefore leaves football without regret, except, undoubtedly, that of not having tasted the French team. The Marseille native was called up by Didier Deschamps in February 2013 for a friendly match against Germany, but he did not come into play. A few days later, he suffered a knee sprain and ruptured ligament. anterior cruciate.

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