Antonio Valencia, a former Manchester United captain has retired from football.
Antonio Valencia, 35, spent a decade at Old Trafford winning an FA Cup and Europa cup and two premier league titles.
In 2009, Antonio Valencia left Wigan Athletics to Manchester united on a $16m bid. He then left Manchester united in 2019 for Ecuador’s L.D.U Quito.
“At 14 years as a child, I left my family, my village, and my people to travel to the capital of my country. I traveled with a lot of nostalgia but a lot of hope. A few years later I was able to travel to Europe and that is how my succession started. Played in Spain and then in England. I experience a lot at Old Trafford and would never forget that. The goals and every celebration of our victories.” Said Antonio.
Antonio, who also won a community shield and carabao cups at old Trafford, played 339 games and scored 25 times for manchester united. He also played for his national team and was crowned the captaincy for so long with so many appearances.
“I did not think this moment will come so soon but my body has asked me to make this decision. I am announcing my retirement from football. I want to thank each and everyone who had a hand in my career. A big thank you to the staff of every single team I played for. Thank you.” Said Antonio.
Antonio Valencia played as a right-back for almost all the clubs he played for. A hardworking and a quality player every manager liked to feature on the pitch.
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