Juventus legend, Claudio Marchisio has announced his retirement from football at 33.
The Italian footballer made the annoucement at a press conference at the Allianz Stadium on Thursday (Oct. 3) after leaving Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg as a free agent in the summer.
Before his move to Russia, Marchisio spent 13 years with Serie A giants Juventus, making a remarkable 389 appearances and scoring 37 goals as well as creating 43 assists.
He also made 55 apperances for Italy and scored five goals.
On Thursday afternoon, Marchisio wrote on his Twitter page: ‘I’d made a promise to the kid who dreamt to become a football player.
‘I would have played until I had felt the marvel stepping into the pitch.
‘I wasn’t fulfilling my promise anymore, that’s why I prefer to stop. So, thank you dream, you gave me strength, success and joy!’