Fabricio Coloccini announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 39, through his social networks.
“Dear friends, colleagues, followers: the day to wake up has come, I was immersed in a dream for 22 years of my life that has given me much more than I imagined” he began saying.
“It was all so wonderful that even the bad moments, hard in those times, were transformed into experience. This same one nourishes you, teaches you and the more you incorporate, it means that the biological clock without realizing it, advances carrying the baggage every year of the journey, “he continued.
In one of the most emotional fragments of his writingColoccini expressed: “I want to tell you that I fulfilled all my dreams as a soccer player, know that I was happy during this trip which I would have liked never to end. But unfortunately it has an expiration date.”
Then, he proceeded to thank the ten clubs where he played and those who were part of his adventure. “Like all things, happiness would not have been possible without my teammates, staff, coaching staff, each of the workers of the clubs with whom I had to share throughout my career. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to dress their prestigious shirts, trying to give the maximum at all times, both on and off the field, with successes, with errors but always with honesty, loyalty and commitment both for the institution and for my colleagues “. Coloccini made inferiors in Argentinos Juniors, debuted with Boca, and then went through: Milan (2 cycles), San Lorenzo (2 cycles), Alavés, Atlético de Madrid, Villarreal, Deportivo La Coruña, Newcastle and Aldosivi.
What’s more, The player remembered to thank you to the Argentine National Team “for hosting it from the under-15s to older, giving me the satisfaction and the most beautiful feeling of being able to defend the flag of my country for the world.”
And to close, he said: “To rest, recharge and prepare 100% for new goals, challenges and illusions, responsible for my future dreams.”