Coloccini hangs up his boots about to turn 40

Coloccini hangs up his boots about to turn 40

Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini, who will turn 40 on January 22, announced his retirement from football and assured that he managed to realize all his dreams.

“I was immersed in a dream for 22 years of my life that has given me much more than I imagined. It was all so wonderful that even the bad moments, hard in those times, were transformed into experience,” said Coloccini in a Emotional letter that he published through social networks.

“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. Like all things,” added the former Argentine defender

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Coloccini has played in ten clubs: Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, AC Milan, San Lorenzo de Almagro, Deportivo Alavés, Atlético de Madrid, Villarreal, Deportivo La Coruña, Newcastle and Aldosivi.

He has also represented the Argentine national team, he was the U20 world champion in Argentina 2001, the Olympic champion with the U23 in Athens 2004 and played the 2006 World Cup in Germany, in which the Albiceleste reached the quarterfinals. With the absolute has played 39 games and scored a goal between 2003 and 2014

“Thank you very much to the Argentine team for hosting me from the Sub’15 to older, giving me the satisfaction and the most beautiful feeling of being able to defend the flag of my country around the world,” Coloccini concluded.



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