Cesc Fabregas announces retirement

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Former Chelsea midfielder announces retirement

Cesc Fabregas, through a touching message on his social profiles, officially announced his intention to retire from playing soccer. However, the Spanish midfielder will remain in Italy, as, starting next season he will become the coach of the B team and Primavera team of Como.

“With great sadness the time has come to hang up my shoes. I will cherish every moment, from the early days at Barcelona, Arsenal, back to the Blaugrana, Chelsea, Monaco and finally Como.

From the World Cup, to the European Championships, the victories in England, Spain, winning European trophies: it was a journey I will never forget.

To all those who helped me, my teammates, coaches, directors, presidents, owners, fans and my agent; to all my family, from my parents to my sister, my wife and my children, who always gave me advice and were always a guide; to my opponents with whom I shared great battles on the field: thank you for making me stronger. I have so many indelible memories and found friends along the way, just for that alone it would have been equally worth it.

I have also learned three languages, grown and matured in the course of my travels. I have had experiences that I never thought I could even come close to, even in a million years. But I am not sad, because I am about to start a new path: coaching the B and Primavera team of Como 1907. A club and a project I could not be more excited about. This team won my heart from the first minute, we met at the perfect moment of my career. I will give my all in this new adventure.

So, after 20 incredible years full of sacrifice, joy and passion it is time to say thank you again and say goodbye to the most beautiful sport in the world.

I have loved every minute of it.

Cesc” this was the message from the Spanish midfielder.

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