Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio comes from retired from football after a short bout with Russian side Zenit St Petersburg at the age of 33.
After spending 25 years in the club at which he won four Cups as well as seven Serie A names marchisio ended his stay at Juve last year. He earned 55 caps.
It is a significant decision but an extremely tough one. It had been right to reveal it. I made a decision to retire since I realised that my entire body was no longer responding as the head wanted, Marchisio told reporters at Juves Allianz Stadium.
He combined Zenit on a agreement a year ago but reduce his spell brief this year because of a persistent knee issue after managing.
I invested unforgettable minutes on the area… I thank Juventus along with the other groups I played , my team-mates, supervisors and managers that gave me all of this, he added.
Here I lifted my most significant decorations. These are the feelings that will always stay within me.