Breaking: Daniele de Rossi announce his retirement

Roma & Italy legend Daniele De Rossi announces his retirement

Roma legend Daniele De Rossi has announced his retirement from football after less than six months at Boca Juniors.

Per Football Italia, De Rossi, 36, said on Monday he has made the decision because “I simply feel the need to be back with my family.” 

De Rossi has made 464 appearances in his career starting from 2001-2020, 459 for As Roma and 5 for Boca Juniors.

De Rossi is the highest scoring midfielder for the Italian national side post-World War II, with 21 goals in 117 international appearances, and the all-time second highest-scoring midfielder for Italy, behind only Adolfo Baloncieri. He is also the fourth-most capped player for the Italian national team.

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