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Home News & Events Sports Former Liverpool And Barcelona Mildfilder, Thiago Alcântara, Announces Retirement

Former Liverpool And Barcelona Mildfilder, Thiago Alcântara, Announces Retirement

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After his Liverpool contract expired on Monday, Thiago Alcântara confirmed his retirement from professional football.

The former Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Spain player has made the decision to retire aged 33 after struggling with a series of injuries during his four-year stint at Anfield.

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“I will always be willing to give back what I have been given and I am grateful for the time I have enjoyed it,” Thiago wrote in a post on X.

“Thank you, football. And to all who accompanied me and made me a better player and person along the way.”

After signing with Liverpool in 2020, Thiago made 97 appearances in his first three seasons but was left sidelined for the majority of the most recent campaign, playing just four minutes.

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In his last season, Liverpool placed third in the Premier League; Thiago left the team along with Joel Matip and Jürgen Klopp.

Thiago started his professional career at Barça, where he came up through the academy, and won four LaLiga titles and the Champions League. Pep Guardiola handed Thiago his first team debut in May 2009.

The midfielder won the Champions League for a second time in 2020 with Bayern after a successful run of seven consecutive Bundesliga titles following his decision to join the side in 2013.

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Thiago earned 46 Spain caps during his illustrious career, appearing twice at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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