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Footballer Aleksandar Kolarov announces retirement from football at 36 after a successful 18-year career

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Former Manchester Metropolis full-back, Aleksandar Kolarov has introduced his retirement from skilled soccer on the age of 36.

 

Kolarov, 36, had spent two years at Inter Milan after three years at Roma since leaving Manchester Metropolis in 2017. The Serbia worldwide spent seven years at Metropolis, serving to them to their first two Premier League titles, plus one FA Cup and two League Cup successes.

 

The footballer is retiring from enjoying to look to grow to be a sporting director or a scout.

 

In an announcement, Kolarov stated: “I at all times knew that eventually this second will come. Though I’m sorry that I’m closing one chapter of my life, I’m grateful that I managed to attain what has at all times been my dream.

 

“I thank all of the individuals who adopted me on this first a part of my profession. To start with, to each teammate within the groups during which I performed in addition to within the soccer workforce of Serbia, my homeland, which I’ve at all times represented with nice pleasure. I thank the golf equipment, presidents, managers, coaches and technical workers, medical doctors, economists, physiotherapists and all those that helped in my profession, and labored onerous from the background.

 

“I’m coming to the tip of this part in my life, feeling nice satisfaction with what I’ve achieved. I hope that with my day by day proving on and off the sphere, I’ve no less than partially repaid this excellent sport and all those that supported me. Now I’m already targeted on my ‘different’ life on this planet of soccer. I’ll quickly begin coaching as a sporting director and scout on the Nationwide Soccer Centre of the Soccer Federation of Italy in Kovercan.”

 

Kolarov started his enjoying profession in his native Serbia with Cukaricki after which OFK Beograd earlier than transferring to Lazio in 2007. Three years later, he joined Man Metropolis in the identical window during which they signed David Silva, Yaya Toure and Mario Balotelli, in the end serving to the membership win two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup.

 

The left-back was offered to Lazio’s fierce rivals Roma in 2017, spending three years and scoring a decent 19 objectives again within the Italian capital. The ultimate chapter of his profession got here with Inter, notably serving to them to Serie A and Coppa Italia triumphs.

 

Kolarov made 94 appearances for the Serbian nationwide workforce and was a part of their 2010 and 2018 World Cup squads.

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