Diego Forlan announces his retirement at 40
Ex Man United striker, Diego Forlan has announced his retirement from football following a 21 years professional appearance.
The Uruguayan international, 40, who also played for Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan, said this via his Twitter page.
Diego Forlan, last team was Kitchee in Hong Kong and he 2018 wrote: ‘After 21 years I made the decision to end my career as a professional footballer.
‘A beautiful stage closes full of great memories and emotions but another of new challenges will begin. Thanks to all who in one way or another accompanied me on this path!’
Immediately after the announcement Forlan’s former Uruguay team-mate Luis Suarez also gave a tribute to him on social media.
“Historic for Uruguayan football. Grateful for all the unforgettable moments you made all Uruguayans live, both in the national team and in all the teams you played,” said the Barcelona forward.
“I will always be grateful for what you taught me, both on and off the field. A dream to have played with one of my idols. You will always be a legend in Uruguay.”
Forlan, was lethal playing from the attacking position. He scored 36 goals in 112 games for Uruguay, helping them win to the Copa America title in 2011. He then won the Premier League in 2003 with United and the Europa League while at Spanish side Atletico in 2009