Former Manchester United and Mumbai City FC player Diego Forlan announces retirement

The Uruguay player has previously played for football clubs like Manchester United and Atletico Madrid along with Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC


Former Uruguay and Mumbai City FC player Diego Forlan has decided to call it quits and recently announced retirement from professional football. The 40-year-old last played for Kitchee in Hong Kong, with his final appearance in May last year. 

The forward, who has had a memorable run with, Spanish side Atletico Madrid during a fine career in Europe, confirmed his retirement on Tuesday. Talking to media, the former Uruguay great told that it wasn't easy and he did not want the time to come but he knew it was going to come.

Forlan began his professional career with Independiente in Argentina before earning a move to Manchester United in January 2002.  After which, he won the Premier League with Manchester United in 2002-03 and the FA Cup the following season before joining Villarreal in 2004. 

Forlan enjoyed a prolific spell in La Liga, scoring 128 goals in 240 league games for Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, while also helping the latter clinch the Europa League in 2009-10. 

Forlan will also be remembered as one of Uruguay's greatest players, having scored 36 goals in 112 appearances for his nation, who won the Copa America in 2011, while he claimed the Golden Ball at the 2010 World Cup as his country finished fourth. 

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