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Italy legend Leonardo Bonucci retires at 37

by Cy

Juventus and Italy legend Leonardo Bonucci officially retires at the age of 37, the veteran defender confirmed on Wednesday.

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Bonucci retires

Bonucci established himself as a standout in Serie A, spending 12 seasons with Juventus.

His time in Turin resulted in 19 trophies, including five Serie A titles.

The 37-year-old also had brief spells with Inter Milan and AC Milan.

Italy, Serie A legend

“A player who formed an enormous part of our recent history has decided to leave the world of football,” Juventus said in a statement.

“Leonardo Bonucci has decided to retire form football, an announcement that touches us deeply, because Leo has his name etched into the Juventus archives: 502 matches played in the black and white jersey, with eight league titles, four Italian Cups and five Italian Super Cups.

“A pillar and one of the ‘B’s’ of the BBC [with Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini,] a defensive trio that has written so many legendary pages, Bonucci shared 12 seasons with us.

“We said goodbye last September, but the thread that binds us cannot be broken. Not even now that Leo has decided to embark on a new chapter in his life, for which we wish him only the best.”

Bonucci earned 121 caps for Italy and played in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

He was part of the Azzurri championship squad in Euro 2020.

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