Former Juventus midfielder and Italian national team Claudio Marchisio announced his resignation from professional football on Thursday (10/10/2019). Marchisio confirmed hanging his shoes through the social media Twitter, shortly before a special press conference at the Juventus Stadium.
“I promise the child who dreams of becoming a soccer player,” wrote the 33-year-old man.
“I will play until I feel the magic of stepping onto the field. I don’t keep my promises anymore, that’s why I prefer retirement.”
“I have decided to retire. And it’s true to announce it at an important place that is special to me, “explained Marchisio who claimed to regret not winning the Champions League and European Cup 2012.
” My family taught me not to be afraid of the future. I still don’t know what I will do. I have never considered the situation in Italy other than Juventus.
“My regret is not winning the Champions League with Juventus and the European Cup with the national team.”
Marchisio was born and raised in Turin. He signed a contract for Juventus when he was seven years old. He made 389 Juventus appearances, scored 37 goals, gave 43 assists, and only got one red card.
The January 19, 1986 player won seven Scudetti between 2012 and 2018 and reached two Champions League finals, but knee problems have ruined his last few seasons.
Marchisio tried to return by signing a contract at Zenit St Petersburg last season but only managed 15 matches for the Russian league team, before leaving in August.
He played 55 times for the Italian national team and scored five goals, played in two World Cups and was part of the squad that reached the 2012 European Cup final.