AS Roma launch Francesco Totti's iconic number 10 shirt into space to honour legend

Rome: Roma legend Francesco Totti's iconic number 10 shirt, which he wore for the final time on 28 May, has been launched into space, the Serie A club said on Wednesday.

AS Roma's Francesco Totti waves to supporters after his final game. Reuters

AS Roma's Francesco Totti waves to supporters after his final game. Reuters

The 40-year-old played his final game after 24 years with the capital-city side in a 3-2 win against Genoa.

And as a tribute to 'immortalise' the forward, a rocket carrying the number 10 shirt, from his final game, was successfully launched from French Guyana.

"Mission complete: on Tuesday night history was made as Francesco Totti's final shirt as a Roma player was successfully launched into space," the club said.

The rocket was sent up by Avio — "a worldwide leader in the field of space travel" with those who helped the launch pictured wearing purple-red Totti shirts.

Totti played 786 matches for Roma in total after joining as a schoolboy in 1989, scoring a club-record 307 goals, and won the 2006 World Cup with Italy.

The former attacking midfielder will now become a director of the Italian club.


Updated Date: Aug 03, 2017 10:37 AM

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