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Popular Footballer Leonardo Bonucci Retires From Football At 37



Popular Footballer Leonardo Bonucci Retires From Football At 37

Popular footballer, Leonardo Bonucci has announced his retirement from football.

Bonucci, 37, was part of the Italy side that broke English hearts at Euro 2020, and so far won 19 major trophies

Luke Shaw had given the Three Lions an early lead until Bonucci forced home the equaliser before Italy went on to win on penalties.

The defender had hoped to make the squad for Euro 2024 for one last international tournament.

But due to a lack of playing time at Union Berlin and Fenerbahce he was not picked by Luciano Spalletti.


Popular Footballer Leonardo Bonucci Retires From Football At 37

Bonucci announced his retirement on social media with a touching video.

The clip showcased pictures from throughout his career and the trophies he won.

He wrote: “As a child, I dreamed of this story I would tell, promising myself achievements to embrace against the biggest, celebrating, having faith through difficulties with courage.

“A father, a teammate, a husband, a player. Beyond. Beyond history today, I am me.”

Bonucci enjoyed a stellar career in which he won nine Serie A titles at Inter Milan and Juventus.

He also won five Coppa Italia trophies and five Italian Supercoppas.

Juventus paid tribute to its former player with a classy statement.

It read: “A player who formed an enormous part of our recent history has decided to leave the world of football.
“Leonardo Bonucci has decided to retire from football, an announcement that touches us deeply, because Leo has his name etched into the Juventus archives.

“We said goodbye last September, but the thread that binds us cannot be broken.

“Not even now that Leo has decided to embark on a new chapter in his life, for which we wish him only the best.”

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