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LEGENDS THAT HANGED THE BOOTS

References for Leo Messi's retirement

Published:4/12/2019 - 23:15h

Updated:5/12/2019 - 09:40h

A lot of hype is being given to the phrase that Leo Messi pronounced about his future retirement, although it is nothing immediate. The great legends of football history delayed their passage to the side

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"It goes approaching the moment of the withdrawal and now have to enjoy". That was the sentence that Leo Messi pronounced after winning his sixth Balloon of Gold and that alarmed some sectors of the press, of the barcelonismo and of the followers of the albiceleste. But, first of all, it does not be necessary to take out the things of quicio. The concept of time is relative and, seeing the state of form of the '10', is absurd to think in that it will hang the prompt boots.

The Argentinian star always has had clear that will play to the football while it follow him motivating and doing happy. And, the most important, until his body allow him play to the maximum level. To day of today, is 32 years old and does not show neither a minimum resquicio to having lost the spark or to having gone down his performance. It is in a moment inmejorable and everything does to indicate that has rope for while.

Messi insinuated that still they remain him quite a lot of years to give war in the elite by what, an interesting exercise would be to see to which age withdrew some of the legends of the history of the football. The most longevous was Alfredo Gave Stéfano, that hanged the boots when were 39 years old, making history in the Real Madrid and finish his career in the RCD Espanyol.

Another myth, but in this case of the barcelonismo, also took the his in putting end to his path like player in active: Johan Cruyff lasted until the 37 years in the elite of the football, making history with the Ajax of Ámsterdam and with the FC Barcelona. Curiously, the mythical '14' withdrew in the Feyenoord, big rival of the 'ajacied', conquering the league and the Dutch glass.

Diego Armando Maradona, another legend of the football arbentino and barcelonista, decided to leave the football to the 37 years, the same age of Cruyff. One less (36) had Peeled when it left the football in active, although it is necessary to aim that it was his second retreat, since it had announced his goodbye with 34 but went back shortly after. Ladislao Kubala, crack culé, left it to the 40.

Premature withdrawals

It is necessary to remember also that there is big legends of the football that left it to the same age that has now Leo Messi or even before. Michel Platini hanged the boots with 32, since it lost the motivation for following playing. Marco go Suffice left it with 31 after an injury finish with his possibilities. Ronaldo Nazário finish his career with 34, also by physical problems.

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