De Rossi to retire after leaving Boca

AS Roma legend Daniele De Rossi has decided to hang up his boots at the age of 36. The midfielder, who was also deployed as a centre back throughout his career, spent 18 years with boyhood club Roma before joining Boca Juniors in July 2019. Although he scored on his debut for the Argentine club, a number of injuries limited De Rossi to only 7 appearances.

The 2006 World Cup winner managed 616 appearances for Roma and won back-to-back Coppa Italia trophies in 2007 and 2008. Nicknamed “Capitan Futuro” for his leadership and dedication on the pitch, De Rossi could now return to Rome in a new role.