Uruguayan Striker Diego Forlan Announces Retirement

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Uruguayan Striker Diego Forlan Announces Retirement

 

Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending 21 years of a career in which he played for clubs on three continents.

With Argentina’s Independiente, Forlan started his career in South America. He also played for European teams such as Manchester United, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, and Inter Milan before finishing his career in Asia.

The 40-year-old striker was also an important part of Uruguay’s campaign at the 2010 World Cup, where he reached the semi-finals and was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player, scoring five goals.

“After two decades I made the decision to end my career as a professional footballer,” Forlan said in a statement.

“A beautiful stage full of great memories and emotions is coming to an end, but another one of the new challenges will begin. Thanks to all those who in one way or another accompanied me on this path,” he added.

Forlan has won several leagues including the Premier League and FA Cup with United before moving to Spain, where he helped Atletico win the European League in 2010 with a double in the final against Fulham.

He also led Uruguay in the 2011 Copa America triumph, with two more goals in the final that beat Paraguay 3-0.

After a brief stint in the Indian Super League with Mumbai City in 2016, he spent last year at the Kitchee Sports Club of the Hong Kong Premier League, ending a career in which he scored more than 250 goals for his clubs and his country.

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