Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Puyol Retires from Barca
Marca, May 16th, 2014 12:39PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  barcelona, spain

MOST COMMENTED

Carles Puyol on Thursday seemed to announce his retirement from the game after a 19-year career playing at the heart of Barcelona’s defense. The 36-year-old, who has made 593 appearances for the Blaugrana, won an astonishing 21 titles in his time with the club, including six league titles, 3 UEFA Champions League titles and 2 Spanish Cup titles. He also won the 2008 European Championship and 2010 World Cup with Spain.

Speaking at a press conference accompanied by his teammates, ex-teammates, ex-coaches, and presidents, Puyol said that his ongoing knee problem has kept him from being able to play this season. He doesn't know what his plans are for the future. "I want to sort my knee problem out, and then we'll see. In the coming weeks I have a lot of things to consider; and any decision is not just mine alone, but also involves my partner. The club has spoken to me but I can't say any more", he said.

Puyol was quite moved during the tribute paid to him by Barça. "My life has been what millions of kids dream about, I have been very privileged, because for the last 19 years I've got up in the morning and gone off to do what I liked best", he said.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Five Lessons to Prepare for College Soccer    
Ed McLaughlin, the Athletic Director at Virginia Commonwealth who has been involved in college athletics for ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Chivas USA Youth Players Face Murky Future    
Chivas USA, which folded after the 2014 season, had one of the MLS's most ambitious youth ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Mourinho Questions Man City's Transfer Policy     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho suggested that rival Manchester City is not adhering to UEFA's Financial Fair ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives