2019 is about to end, these football stars are retired!

By: Abdool Dec. 26,2019

2019 is coming to an end, but this year is also a sentimental year for football fans. Because of the extraordinary number of retired football stars this year, Xavi, Iniesta, Robben, van Persie ... The 80s stars gradually ended.

1.Arjen Robben

On July 4, Dutch star Robben announced his retirement and Bayern Munich was the last leg of his career. Robben played 606 games in his career and scored 247 goals. Bayern is undoubtedly the most influential part of its career, representing Bayern in 309 appearances, dedicating 144 goals and 74 assists, winning 1 Champions League, 8 Bundesliga, 5 German Cups, 5 German Super Cups, 1 World Club Cup and other champions.

2.Claudio Marchisio

Marchisio retired at the age of 33 and terminated Zenit as a free agent after the end of last season. He came from Juventus youth training, played 389 games for Juventus, contributed 37 goals and 43 assists, helped the team win 7 Serie A, 4 Italian Cup, 3 Italian Super Cup and other championships, and left the team last August.

3.Petr Cech

As a goalkeeper, the retirement of Cech, 36, is a surprise, after all, Buffon, 41, is still playing on the field. Cech soon returned to Chelsea as a technical consultant after his retirement.

4.Fernando Jose Torres Sanz

On June 21, Spain's former "golden boy" Torres announced his retirement and officially ended his 18-year career. At the age of 35, he returned to Atletico Madrid after going through the Madrid Sports Club, Liverpool and Chelsea.

5.Samuel Eto'o Fils

On September 8, Eto'o, a 38-year-old "cheetah", announced his end of his career. He has been awarded the African Footballer of the Year consecutively from 2003 to 2005, achieving more than 100 goals in his five seasons with Barcelona. He is also the only player to win the Triple Crown in different teams (Barcelona, Inter) for two consecutive years.

6.David Villa Sánchez

On November 13, Villa announced that he would hang his boots after the end of the season, nicknamed "cucurbit baby" and played for Valencia, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. During his time in La Liga, he won 3 La Liga, 3 Spanish Cups, Champions League, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 2 Spanish Super Cups and 1 World Cup. Last year, he reunited with his former teammate Iniesta in the Japanese League. In the Spanish team, Villa completed the national team's first show back in 2005, won the European Cup championship with the team in 2008, and won the World Cup in 2010.


On April 5th, a generation of pass masters said goodbye, and 39-year-old legendary midfielder Xavi won a total of 33 championships in his career. In terms of personal honor, he achieved Grand Slams in Barcelona and Spain. The only regret is that because of Messi's existence, he has not been awarded the Golden Globe.

8.Robin van Persie

In the summer of 2004, van Persie moved from the Dutch League to Arsenal in the Premier League. In August 2012, he joined Manchester United and signed to 2016. van Persie participated in the 2006, 2010, 2014 World Cup and the 2008, 2012 European Cup with the Dutch team, and won the runner-up in the 2010 South Africa World Cup and the third in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In May this year, he announced his retirement.

9.Ashley Cole

On August 18th, Ashley Cole confirmed his retirement. The 38-year-old former world No. 1 left guard bid farewell to Greenery. He was born in Arsenal youth training, is the main member of the arsenal unbeaten season, won the Premier League title here. In 2006, Cole joined Chelsea, winning a total of nine titles, including the Champions League. Its retirement also represents the gradual departure of the English golden generation.

10.Wesley Sneijder

On August 12, the former Dutch midfielder Sneijder announced his end of his career and maintained a record of 134 appearances for the Dutch team. He, together with Robben and van Persie, is known as the golden second generation of Dutch football. He won the runner-up in the 2010 World Cup and the third place in the 2014 World Cup. In the end, the Three Dutch Men collectively bid farewell this year. In addition, Sneijder won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010.

11.Ezequiel Lavezzi

On December 14, the 34-year-old former Argentine international Ezequiel Lavezzi announced his retirement. He made his debut in the Argentine League, became famous in Naples, and ushered in the peak of his career in Paris Saint-Germain.

12.Bastian Schweinsteiger

On October 8th, German legend Schweinsteiger, who was called a "piggy" by fans, officially announced his retirement. The 35-year-old Piggy made his debut for the German team in 2004 when he was only 19 years old. Throughout his career, Piglet played 121 times and scored 24 goals for the German team. He is also a member of Germany's 2014 World Cup champion. The Piggy played 500 games for the Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich, winning eight Bundesliga, seven German Cups and the Champions League in 2013.

13.Patrice Evra

On July 29, former Manchester United and Juventus defender Evra announced his retirement and also played for Ligue 1 Monaco, Nice and Marseille in his 20-year career. In his career, he has won 21 important titles and made 81 appearances for the French team. Evra has begun preparing to become a coach, with the support of Manchester United legend coach Ferguson.

14.Dimitar Berbatov

On September 19, Berbatov, who played for Manchester United and Tottenham, officially announced his retirement. Because of the elegant style and handsome appearance, he got the nickname of "cheap brother". He was the captain of Bulgaria from 2006 to 2010 and scored 48 goals in 78 appearances. He is the best scorer in the history of the national team and also set a record 7 Elected twice as Bulgarian Footballer.

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