Andrea Pirlo introduced retirement from soccer after struggling with knee issues earlier within the season

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ANDREA PIRLO has retired from soccer as knee issues depart the Italian midfield maestro unable to coach every day.

The previous AC Milan and Juventus star, 38, has referred to as time on a glittering profession after a two-year stint within the MLS with New York Metropolis FC.

 Andrea Pirlo has retired from football due to knee injury problems

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Andrea Pirlo has retired from soccer as a result of knee damage issues

On hanging up the boots, Pirlo claimed: “You simply realise that the time has come.

“Day by day you have got bodily issues, you can’t prepare as you want since you at all times have some stuff.

“At my age, that is sufficient. It is not that you would be able to go on perpetually to 50. I am going to do one thing else.”

NYC FC have two common season video games left within the MLS, with Pirlo set for a swansong towards New England Revolution and Columbus Crew.

 Andrea Pirlo has retired from football after 116 caps for Italy

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Andrea Pirlo has retired from soccer after 116 caps for Italy

Andrea Pirlo’s golf equipment

1995-1998: Brescia
1998-2001: Inter Milan
2001-2011: AC Milan
2011-2015: Juventus
2015-2017: New York Metropolis FC

 "Coolest man in football" Andrea Pirlo has decided it's time to hang up the boots

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“Coolest man in soccer” Andrea Pirlo has determined it is time to cling up the boots

Nonetheless, the Italian may very well be set to play on a bit of longer, because the US outfit are set to participate within the MLS Playoffs – as they at the moment sit second within the Japanese Convention.

Pirlo had spent the final two seasons within the MLS with NYC FC, having referred to as time on his astonishing profession in Italy’s Serie A.

After kicking off his senior profession at Brescia in 1995, Pirlo joined Inter Milan in 1998, earlier than becoming a member of rivals AC Milan in 2001.

Following a glittering decade on the San Siro with I Rossoneri, Pirlo spent 4 trophy-laden years at Juve earlier than heading throughout the Atlantic.

Andrea Pirlo retires from soccer after a 22 yr top-flight profession
 Andrea Pirlo has waved goodbye to the beautiful game after 22 years

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Andrea Pirlo has waved goodbye to the gorgeous sport after 22 years

Andrea Pirlo’s trophies

Serie A (6)– 2003-04, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
Champions League (2) – 2002-03, 2006-07
Coppa Italia (2) – 2002-03, 2014-15
Supercoppa Italiana (three) – 2004, 2012, 2013
Uefa Tremendous Cup (2) – 2003, 2007
Fifa Membership World Cup (1) – 2007
World Cup (1) – 2006

 Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has been slowed down by injuries in 2017

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Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has been slowed down by accidents in 2017
Veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo is not impressed with the Harlem Globetrotters trick photographs!
 Andrea Pirlo won two Serie A titles and two Champions Leagues at AC Milan

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Andrea Pirlo received two Serie A titles and two Champions Leagues at AC Milan
 Andrea Pirlo won the Serie A title four times with Italian giants Juventus

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Andrea Pirlo received the Serie A title 4 occasions with Italian giants Juventus

On high of that, Pirlo racked up an astonishing 116 caps for Italy, scoring 13 occasions for the Azzurri.

In the course of the Italian’s phenomenal profession, through which he made the gorgeous sport look all of the extra gorgeous, Pirlo obtained his fingers on the Serie A title SIX occasions – 4 with Juventus and two at AC Milan.

The inventive genius and set-piece specialist additionally received the Champions League twice whereas at San Siro superstars Milan – in 2003 and 2007.

On the worldwide scene, Pirlo additionally received the World Cup in 2006, within the penalty-shootout win over France.

 Andrea Pirlo won four Serie A titles with giants Juventus

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Andrea Pirlo received 4 Serie A titles with giants Juventus
 The Italian maestro helped his nation lift the World Cup trophy in 2006

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The Italian maestro helped his nation elevate the World Cup trophy in 2006

 



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