Rossoblù from 2008 to 2010, the central left football at 34 and announced his choice on Instagram. Criscito’s greeting: “You have been a great teammate and opponent. But above all you are a brother”
Genoa – Salvatore Bocchetti, former Genoa defender from 2008 to 2010 has decided to leave football at the age of 34, after the last season with the Pescara shirt. “Today has come that day that any footballer would wish would never arrive. I wanted to announce that the my football career ends here and take this opportunity to thank all the teams and people with whom I shared these moments: teammates, presidents, coaches, managers, doctors, physiotherapists, warehouse workers, fans “, wrote Bocchetti on Instagram announcing his retirement.
“I will carry all the teachings and emotions lived with you forever in my heart – writes the former rossoblù on social media – it was an extraordinary journey that allowed me to meet many people and fulfill the dreams I had since I was a child, like playing for important teams, but above all for the Italian national team. Now is the time to look ahead and reach other goals! Thanks again for everything, see you soon! “.
Between championship and cups, Bocchetti in Genoa played 69 games (1 goal) and with the Grifone jersey he won the call-up for the 2010 World Cup, before attempting the adventure in Russia where he played 9 years (except for a parenthesis at Milan ) with Rubin Kazan first and Spartak Moscow then. In 2019, the return to Italy with the adventure in Verona and finally Pescara. And on social media, for Bocchetti, the affectionate message of the Genoa captain Mimmo Criscito also arrives: “You have been a great teammate, a great opponent but above all you are more than a friend to me: a brother! Today your football career ends and for your future I wish you all the best in this world because you deserve it. I love you my brother “.
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