The front Cristian “El Ogre” Fabbiani, 37, announced his retirement from football, After 18 years of career, where his time at River Plate stands out, in addition to having played, among other clubs, in Lanús and Newell’s.
“It’s hard to be ready for the last day. Today I want to announce that the player is finished. I retire. Fine pointl “, Fabbiani posted on his social network account Instagram.
“I fulfilled many dreams that I had as a child, such as playing professionally, wearing River’s shirt, that I love her, and being able to buy my mother’s house”, added the Ogre, who said goodbye with the Deportivo Merlo shirt, in the First C.
The striker made his professional debut in Lanús (2002) and then played for Newell’s (2008-2009), River Plate (2009-2010) and All Boys, club with which he achieved promotion to the First Division (2010-2011).
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One prepares to play in First. It is the dream in every goal in the neighborhood club. Or in the Lower. More difficult is getting ready for the last day. Today I want to announce that the player is finished. I RETIRE. Final point. With a smile, because I fulfilled many dreams that I had as a child. Play professionally. Play with River’s shirt, the one I love. And buy my mom’s house. That is what I set out to do when we ran out of my dad, at 8 years old. There may be a bit of sadness when announcing the end but they were months in which I matured the decision. I want to say thanks to Deportivo Merlo, my last club. As well as every place that I passed. To Lanús, where Cai Aimar made my debut playing 10. To Newell’s, where I still dream of that play in the classic. To All Boys, with whom we returned to First. To … To those who received me outside my country … (makes the list). I got over my torn ligaments. I beat cancer. I’m done. I always put the best energy into it, regardless of what was said. I had fun on a court, as I once did outside. There are many kids judges to whom some things do not come quickly and we handle them as best we can, sometimes without much guidance. Never mind. I’m not a guy who walks with a grudge x Now I feel older, mature. I have been preparing to be a coach for months. I have my coaching staff with first-class people in the professional and human. Being a good person leads you to be a better professional. That is why I also want to say thanks to all the friends that soccer gave me, to all those who let me learn with zoom meetings in recent months. Now I want to leave the mask of the Ogre player to one side -those celebrations were good- and continue learning outside the court looking at Zubeldia pipo gorosito Rodrigo Bilbao Miguel Russo Gallardo people who want to follow these steps and several more that mark a mark for the most young boys. Thanks for so much darling. Thank you so much for supporting my family. To my old woman and sisters, to my wife, to my children. I wish everyone happy. I was as a professional soccer player. And I want to be in this stage that I begin today. PS I love you ⚽️elogro❤
Fabbiani, who also played for Estudiantes de San Luis and Independiente Rivadavia de Mendoza, thanked Deportivo Merlo, his “last club” in his letter and recalled coach Carlos Aimar for making him “debut in Lanús playing 10”.
“I overcame a torn ligament, I beat cancer. I am done and, regardless of what was said, I always put all my energy into it. But I have no grudge, I am older and more mature”, Fabbiani stressed.
Abroad “El Ogro” played in Palestino (Chile), Bertan Jerusalem (Israel), CFR Cluj (Romania), Sport Boys (Bolivia), Liga Portoviejo (Ecuador), CD universitario (Panama) and Tiburones de Veracruz (Mexico) .
Fabbiani scored 65 goals in Argentine soccer playing in three categories in 269 games. Abroad he scored 27 goals in 67 games.
His 100th goal was converted from the midfield on August 4, 2019, playing for Deportivo Merlo against Cañuelas for the First C tournament.