The average career of a footballer usually reaches up to 38-40 years, with records like that of Marco Ballotta (end of career at 44), Maldini (40 years) or Buffon who is still on the pitch at the age of 43. . In 2021 the most famous players among those who said goodbye to football were Sergio Aguero who ended playing for Barcelona, Medhi Benatia greeting football in Karagümrük, with a moving letter of farewell, Ricky Alvarez in Velez and Joaquin in Betis . Who are the players who could decide to hang up the ball and their boots in 2022? The voices of football fans, identity cards and indiscretions help to create the list of players who are approaching the age for which to decide to leave the field, to choose new paths such as a career as manager, entrepreneur or ‘unexpected’ solutions: the static speak of 5%, regarding the former players who manage to live on income alone, after the farewell to football. Among the most iconic careers, post-green lawn, there are those of Claudio Lopez, former Lazio striker, who after his farewell in 2013 attempted a career as a rally driver. Not least Gaizka Mendieta who from a footballer went to electronic music DJs, who has always been his great passion, or like Tim Wiese who voted himself to wrestling, reaching a weight of 117 kg. of 2022 shows the names of great personalities of Serie A, known to all for their exploits and for iconic moments of Italian football first and foremost: -Zlatan Ibrahimović: in November the rumors begin on the hypothesis of Ibra’s retirement in 2022. To feed the doubts, the next expiry of the contract with Milan, scheduled for this year, and the age of the attacker who turned 40 in October 2021. – Giorgio Chiellini: “A couple of years and no more” declared in 2019, after an injury. Now the Juventus flag, which blows out 37 candles in August, has the 2022 World Cup in its sights still to be reached with the national team. Much, in one sense or another, could depend on the results for the Azzurri. -Gianluigi Buffon: one of the most “long-lived” players in history, iconic face of Italian football, now Parma’s goalkeeper. There are rumors of his farewell to the team and to the goal. -Franck Ribéry: the Salernitana striker has worn important jerseys such as Bayern Munich for more than 10 years. Also close to 40, he could surprise with a new farewell, after that to Fiorentina.-Rodrigo Palacio: Brescia forward, he was vice world champion at club level with Boca Juniors in 2007. Let him greet the fans, with a farewell to football in 2022?
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