Ex-Juve And Italy Striker Fabio Quagliarella Announces Retirement At 40
Former Juventus and Italy striker Fabio Quagliarella has officially announced his retirement from football at the age of 40.
Quagliarella has cited fitness issues as the reason for his retirement.
He has been without a club since leaving Sampdoria at the end of last season.
Quagliarella played for eight clubs during his career including Torino, Udinese, Napoli, Fiorentina and Ascoli.
His record in the Italian Serie A stands at 178 goals in 495 appearances.
Quagliarella won the Serie A goal of the season twice in 2009 and 2019, and was the league's top scorer in the 2018/2019 season with 26 goals.
Quagliarella won three Serie A titles with Juventus.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Quagliarella said: “I am forced to stop playing. I am a free agent now, but my physical shape is far from acceptable to return on the pitch.
"Now, I have time to understand which path I can take.”
Quagliarella won 28 caps for the Italy national team and scored eight goals.
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