Italian Maestro has announced his retirement from football. The great midfielder, now 38, was last featured in the MLS. Injuries have recently plagued the player and Pirlo has only been able to make 38 appearances for his New York City club.
Pirlo’s has had a heavily decorated career that has seen him win the Serie A, the Champions League and the World Cup for Italy. He was viewed throughout this time as one of the most gifted and dependable midfielders in the game.
Pirlo tells La Gazzetta dello Sport: “You just come to realise that the time has come. “You have physical problems every day, you can’t train as you would like to because you always have something. At my age, that’s enough. It’s not as though you can go on until you’re 50. I’ll do something else.”