Former Arsenal, Chelsea, and Barcelona star has announced on twitter that he will be retiring from professional football with immediate effect after a 20 year long career. Cherishing his playing career, the Spaniard wrote “From my first days at Barca, Arsenal, Barca again, Chelsea, Monaco and Como, I will treasure them all.”
Cesc Fabrigas hangs up his boots
The 36 year old showed his gratitude towards his supporters, family and opponents with the statement “All those who have helped me, my teammates, coaches, directors, presidents, owners, fans and my agent. To all my family, from my parents and my sister to my wife and kids, I cherish your advice, mentorship and guidance. To my opponents who tried to knock me, thank you for making me stronger.”
The midfielder won almost all the trophies there were to win, including the World Cup, European Championships, alongside domestic league titles in England and Spain. Fabregas wrote “From lifting the World Cup, the Euros, to winning everything in England and Spain and nearly all the European trophies, it has been a journey that I’ll never forget”
Cesc Fabregas had a remarkable club career and left a lasting impression on every club he played for. A product of Barcelona’s esteemed La Masia academy Fabregas moved to Arsenal at the age of 17. The midfield prodigy quickly became a key feature of Arsenal’s midfield and eventually became the youngest club captain in Arsenal’s history.
He went back to his boyhood club, FC Barcelona and made over 150 appearances, scoring 42 goals an assisting 50 times in the process. The midfield genius went back to London after three seasons at the Camp Nou and joined Chelsea, where he was instrumental in helping them win the Premier League title. He then went to Italy to play for Monaco in the summer of 2019.
The midfield maestro played his final professional season in the second tier of Italian football with Como 1907, where he is set to take over the B team next season as their manager.
The Spaniard tweeted “It’s not all sadness though as I’m now going to cross the white line and start coaching the B and Primavera teams of Como 1907. A club and a project I couldn’t be more excited about.”
It will be exciting to see how the world cup winner can transition into the management role, if his intelligence and understanding of the game on the pitch is anything to go by, we are in for a long a successful managerial career.
With his retirement, Cesc Fàbregas leaves behind a legacy of elegance, creativity, and success. His illustrious playing career showcased his exceptional playmaking abilities and cemented his status as one of the game’s finest orchestrators.