Italy and Juventus great

Chiellini, the Juventus and Italy great, retires from football

This audio was generated by a machine learning tool.13 Dec 2023 12:19AM(Updated: 13 Dec 2023 12:44AM)

The 39-year old announced his retirement from football on the social media platform X, on Tuesday.

Chiellini, a player for Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC in this season, has retired after the MLS Cup Final was lost 2-1 by Columbus Crew on Saturday.

Italy won the Euro 2020 title on penalties after beating England in the final.

During his entire club career, he spent the majority of it at Juve. He helped them win nine consecutive Serie A trophies, five Coppa Italy trophies, and five domestic Supercups. He was twice a runner-up in the Champions League.

Chiellini wrote, “You (football), have been the most beautiful, intense journey in my life,” on X. He played 425 games for Juventus and scored 27 goals

“You are my everything. You have taken me on a journey that is unique and unforgettable. Now it’s time to write new pages, take on new challenges, and start a new chapte

Chiellini began his professional career at Livorno and spent four seasons there before joining Juve.

In a press release, Juventus said that for fans of Juventus, the number three has meant one thing and only one thing for 17 years: Giorgio Ciellini.

“Player, Man, and Captain – Three perspectives of Giorgio, who today ended his career as a professional footballer.

“Everything, always, together. You were by our side at all times, ready to act if needed. “In your case there was no red cloak, bat-mobile, or shield.”

Chiellini, who is based in Turin, played 561 matches for the club. He became their third-most appearances player after Alessandro Del Piero (705), and Gianluigibuffon (685), a goalkeeper recently retired.

After the 2022 Finalis sima, he signed with Los Angeles in June 2022. He then ended his international career against Copa America champions Argentina.

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