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Thiago Alcantara retires from football

Thiago Alcantara, the playmaker known for his illustrious career at Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Liverpool, has decided to retire from professional football. The 32-year-old, who also represented Spain internationally, has decided to hang up his boots.

Thiago’s career has been nothing short of stellar, filled with numerous accolades and memorable moments. It began at Barcelona, where he developed his skills and helped the team secure four La Liga titles and two Copa del Rey trophies. His exceptional playmaking abilities contributed to Barcelona’s success in winning a Champions League trophy and two Club World Cups, demonstrating his talent on the global stage.

His move to Bayern Munich marked another significant chapter in his career. During his time in Germany, Thiago’s influence was key as Bayern Munich clinched seven consecutive Bundesliga titles. He was also instrumental in Bayern’s triumphs in four DFB Pokal tournaments and three German Super Cups. His tenure at Bayern reached its peak when he played a crucial part in their 2020 UEFA Champions League victory, helping the team achieve a historic treble that season.

At Liverpool, Thiago continued to demonstrate his exceptional playmaking skills, helping to the team’s success in winning the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup. Thiago’s last season was marred by injuries, limiting his appearances. He spent only five minutes on the field during the 2023/24 season, coming on as a substitute in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on February 4th. On the international stage, Thiago earned 46 caps for Spain, scoring 2 goals.