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World champion Fernando Llorente announces retirement from football

World champion Fernando Llorente announces retirement from football

This Thursday, striker Fernando Llorente announced his retirement from football at the age of 37, through his social networks. The last shirt that the Spanish world champion in 2010 wore was Eibar, from the Basque Country.

Revealed in the youth teams of Athletic Bilbao, Llorente stood out in Spanish football before leaving for Juventus, from Italy. In the Bianconera team, the striker was three-time champion of the Italian Serie A, won the Italian Cup and two Super Cups, in addition to entering the field in the Champions League final in 2015, against Barcelona.

Then the Spaniard followed by Sevilla, Swansea, Tottenham, Napoli, Udinese and Eibar, where he played in his last matches before having his contract terminated in June 2022. In all, he scored 185 goals and gave 61 assists in 628 games for clubs.

For the Spain national team, Llorente scored seven goals and participated in the conquests of the World Cup in South Africa, in 2010, and the Euro, in 2012.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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