Montreal Impact Centre back, Alessandro Nesta has officially announced his retirement after being relegation of his team from the Major League Soccer.
Montreal Impact were defeated by Dominic Kinnear side’s Houston Dynamo on Thursday in the knockout stage of the MLS play-offs.
The 37-year-old has confirmed before the start of the match that the current campaign in 2013 would be his last.
The Former Italy international Nesta joined MLS from AC Milan in 2012 on a 18-month contract as a free agent.
The former Milan star played a key figure role at San Siro Stadium for a Champions League final in 2007.
“I’m very happy because my body is tired, I think it’s time to finish. Twenty years at a high level, I was lucky. I won a lot of trophies. And this is the perfect time to say ‘stop. I’ll start a new life with my family, another job. I don’t know.” Said Nesta.
He added: “Twenty years at a high level I was lucky. I won a lot of trophies. And this is the perfect time to say ‘stop.’ I’ll start a new life with my family, another job. I don’t know.”