Tag Archives: Retired ‘Ballers

End Of An Era: El Niño Retires

24 Aug

I’m feeling a bit weepy. Nando played his final match for Sagan Tosu against a Vissel Kobe side that featured two of his closest friends, Andres Iniesta and David Villa. Continue reading

A Trophy, A Birthday, A Retirement & Much More

18 Dec

Well, it certainly has been an eventful few days, hasn’t it? We won our 5th (!!!!) title of the year on Saturday. Continue reading

End Of An Era: Andrea Pirlo Retires

6 Nov

A day I hoped we’d never see has arrived. I know that he couldn’t play forever, but my heart certainly wanted him to. L’Architetto is one of my all-time favorite players (truth be told, probably my favorite) and to see him hang up his boots is hitting me hard (I’ll be inconsolable when Gigi retires as well). His wit, style, class, and elegance as a player will be sorely missed. The game won’t be the same without you. Thank you, Andrea for all the beautiful football.  ::sob::

– Lozil

Arbie Calls Time On His Career

26 Jun

Saturday saw another former Blanco hanging up his boots. Alvaro Arbeloa called time on his 15 year career.  Continue reading

Stuart Holden Retires

3 Feb

1_062013_ISI_jam7_USMNTJD060613106_450A day after announcing the birth of  his first child, total sweetheart & USMNT national team midfielder Stuart Holden has decided to hang up his cleats. Poor Stu has had a ton of injuries and some really shitty luck, so he decided to call time on his career. He did it in his usual charming, humble style. Continue reading

Raul & Marcos Senna Retire On A High Note

16 Nov

Raul went out on a high note last night and in a white shirt, no less (sadly, not our’s). The New York Cosmos won the 2015 NASL Championship. Continue reading

Xavi Retires From International Football – Groundskeepers Rejoice

5 Aug

Xavi+Hernandez+Spain+v+Turkey+FIFA2010+World+HSVKohiYjaFlThat means no more complaining about pitch conditions, much to the relief of groundskeepers worldwide! (I’ll take any excuse to revisit the brilliant Storybook Xavi). Continue reading