Former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas announced his retirement from football yesterday.
The 36-year-old retires from football after a successful career that saw him win the World Cup with Spain, two Premier League titles with Chelsea, and La Liga with Barcelona. Fabregas started his playing career at Arsenal before returning to Barcelona for his senior season. In 2014, he made a comeback to the Premier League with Chelsea, where he appeared in slightly under 200 games. Before moving to Como, he played for Monaco for three and a half years and made 68 appearances, but injuries limited his playing time.
Taking to his Instagram page to announce his retirement,Fabregas said he enjoyed every minute of his playing time. “It is with great sadness that the time has come for me to hang up my playing boots. This charming football team won my heart from the first minute and came to me at the perfect time in my career.” So after 20 incredible years full of sacrifice, dedication, and joy, it’s time to say thank you and goodbye to this beautiful game. “I loved every minute,” he said.