Giorgio Chiellini has announced his departure from Juventus after 17 years at the club.
MOSCOW, May 12 – Giorgio Chiellini has announced he will leave Juventus after 17 years at the club.
The 37-year-old European champion announced his decision with Italy after losing to Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday (2:4 after extra time). He previously announced that he would retire from the national team in June.
“I did my best. I hope I left something behind. On Monday I will say goodbye to the home stadium of Juventus, and then, if I still have the strength, I may have a flight to Florence. This is my choice 100%, I’m happy to leave at such a high level because I’ve been saying for years that I don’t want to stop struggling and I want to be able to play at my level,” said the defender, quoted by Football Italia.
Chiellini has been with Juventus since 2005. As part of the Turin team, he became the champion of Italy nine times, won the Italian Cup and Supercup five times.