New York City's Andrea Pirlo to retire at end of MLS season

Tomas Mccoy
October 9, 2017

At my age, that is enough.

And, in honour of the Italy legend, BT Sport compiled Pirlo's best highlights during his time at Juventus, which can be seen below.

The New York City FC midfielder has announced his playing retirement - and is immediately being linked with a coaching job at Chelsea.

The 2006 World Cup victor, 38, has spent the last three years with City but has featured in just 15 of the club's 32 games this season.

Andrea Pirlo started his professional career in 1995 with Italian side Brescia as an attacking midfielder but his beginnings were quite underwhelming. You do not have to continue like this until you are 50 years old, no.

The 1998-1999 squad of Inter boasted of Javier Zanetti, Diego Simeone, Roberto Baggio, Ronaldo and many more, which proved hard for a then 19-year-old Pirlo to establish himself as a first team regular. "I'll do something else".

Incidentally, rumors are circulating that Pirlo will become assistant head coach to Chelsea's Antonio Conte.

"Now I'm concentrated and trying to finish well, as soon as I'm back in Italy I'll be studying to be a coach, because you never know".

The esteemed playmaker starred for AC Milan and Juventus in Italy, winning six Serie A titles and two Champions Leagues. There are things that are said, but give me time to decide.

He joined Juve in 2011 and won a further four league titles, as well as the Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana medals, and reached another Champions League final in 2015. It depends on the opportunities that you get offered. He was the man of the match in three matches including the final against France.

"I repeat: for now I do not have that intention. I'll keep myself in form playing golf and tennis".

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