Former World Cup-winner Daniele De Rossi set to call time on glittering career after injury-plagued stint at Boca Juniors

De Rossi, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, surprised colleagues and fans alike when he moved to Buenos Aires in July to play for a club he said he had always admired

Reuters January 07, 2020 10:47:26 IST
Former World Cup-winner Daniele De Rossi set to call time on glittering career after injury-plagued stint at Boca Juniors
  • Daniele De Rossi, the Italian midfielder who joined Boca Juniors last year after a career spent at AS Roma, announced his retirement from the game on Monday and said he will return home to spend more time with his family

  • De Rossi, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, surprised colleagues and fans alike when he moved to Buenos Aires in July to play for a club he said he had always admired

  • The 36-year old told reporters he would take some time off before studying to become either a coach or director

Buenos Aires: Daniele De Rossi, the Italian midfielder who joined Boca Juniors last year after a career spent at AS Roma, announced his retirement from the game on Monday and said he will return home to spend more time with his family.

Former World Cupwinner Daniele De Rossi set to call time on glittering career after injuryplagued stint at Boca Juniors

File image of Daniele De Rossi. Reuters

De Rossi, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, surprised colleagues and fans alike when he moved to Buenos Aires in July to play for a club he said he had always admired.

However, he was dogged by injury and made only seven appearances for the Argentine giants and scored one goal. The 36-year old told reporters he would take some time off before studying to become either a coach or director.

“I feel the need to get closer to my daughter and my family,” he said. “There’s nothing else behind this.”

Updated Date:

also read

Premier League: Manchester United defender Eric Bailly signs three-year contract extension
Sports

Premier League: Manchester United defender Eric Bailly signs three-year contract extension

The Ivory Coast international was due to be out of contract at the end of next season and there had been speculation he would leave Old Trafford after struggling to hold down a regular place.

Probe ordered after US player racially abused by Nicaraguan opponent at Futsal event
Sports

Probe ordered after US player racially abused by Nicaraguan opponent at Futsal event

A statement from US Soccer said CONCACAF had opened an investigation into the alleged incident, which occurred at Tuesday's game between the United States and Nicaragua in Guatemala City, won 4-2 by the United States.

Serie A: Inter Milan on cusp of 'toppling a kingdom' with Italian title one step away
Sports

Serie A: Inter Milan on cusp of 'toppling a kingdom' with Italian title one step away

Antonio Conte's Inter are 13 points ahead of city rivals AC Milan who reclaimed second place with a 2-0 win over 18th-placed Benevento, with four games to play.