Diego Forlan announces retirement from professional football
Former Uruguayan national team captain Diego Forlán announced his final retirement from professional football on Tuesday.
“I have decided to stop playing football professionally,” Foran told the local Teledoce channel.
The Uruguayan star played for the last time at Kitchee Sports in Hong Kong.
Diego Forlan has announced his retirement. What a career 👏
Never forget how unstoppable he was at the 2010 World Cup 🙌pic.twitter.com/9LFuRadBt8
— GiveMeSport Football (@GMS__Football) August 7, 2019
He played in Independiente de Argentina, Manchester United, Villarreal and Atlético de Madrid in Spain, with whom he was twice Pichichi (top scorer) in La Liga, Inter Milan, Porto Alegre International and the Uruguayan Peñarol, the club of which he is a real fan.
The @adidas Golden Ball winner at South Africa 2010 👌
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) August 7, 2019
He is regarded as one of the greatest Uruguayan players of all time. At club level, Forlán is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe. With Uruguay, he had huge individual success at the 2010 World Cup receiving the Golden Ball, the joint Top Scorer award, the Goal of the Tournament award and being named in the Dream Team.
Diego Forlan's career by numbers:
👕 693 games
🇺🇾 112 caps
⚽️ 309 goals
🏆 1 Premier League
🏆 1 FA Cup
🏆 1 Community Shield
🏆 1 Europa League
🏆 1 UEFA Super Cup
🏆 1 Intertoto Cup
🏆 1 Copa América
🏆 1 Uruguayan Primera División
Enjoy retirement. 💪 pic.twitter.com/TT1mf9QZZV
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 7, 2019