Uruguay national team and Manchester United’s former attacker, Diego Forlan has announced his retirement, (40-year-old) Forlan played with Kitchee in honk Kong for the recent years, where he appeared at the last game he had, may last year.
The attacker who also played with great clubs like Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid during a good career in Europe, has confirmed his retirement yesterday, Forlan said ” it wasn’t easy, I didn’t want the time to come, but I knew it would, ” I decided to stop playing football”.
Forlan started his career with Independiente in Argentina before transferring against 6.9 million pounds to Manchester United in January 2002.
He won Premier League with United in 2002 – 2003 season and FA Cup in the next season before joining Villarreal in 2004.
Forlan owns an amazing record, in La Liga he scored 128 goals within 240 games with Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, and helped the last to win UEFA Europa League in 2009 – 2010.
After that, he played for short periods in various clubs like Cerezo Osaka, Penarol and Mumbai City and finally Kitchee, which he ended his career with.
Forlan will be remember as one of Uruguay’s great players, as he scored 36 goals in 112 games for his country, which won Copa América in 2011, while the national team took the fourth place in world cup 2010.
Luis Suarez, Barcelona attacker, has tribute his colleague.
” I am grateful for the unforgivable moments, which I have made all Uruguay proud of their team “.
” I will be always thankful for all you have taught me on the playground and outside it, you will be a legend in Uruguay always “.