Former Bayern Munich and Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis who now carries out his speciality with La Liga side Malaga in an enthusiastic and emotional statement on Monday affirmed he will retire from football at the end of the season.
The Argentine international left Manchester City last summer and joined Espanyol, before beginning his second spell at Malaga in January. His last game will be in Sunday’s home match against Real Madrid.
The 36-year-old, Demichelis spent most of his football career with Bayern Munich 2003- 2010, winning 11 major titles with the Bavarian. He also competed in his home country with River Plate, in Spain with Espanyol and Málaga and in England with Manchester City.
Demichelis earned 51 caps for Argentina, representing the country in two World Cups – finishing second in 2014 – and the 2015 Copa América.
” Unfortunately this day comes to every one of us. I’ve been pondering it for quite a while, as I have dependably been extremely worried about the end of a professional football career.
“I am grateful to the profession, and for this situation Malaga specifically, on the grounds that they extend my career as a professional footballer,” Demichelis said as cited on BBC Sports
Demichelis rejoined Malaga in January in the wake of being discharged by Espanyol. It is Demichelis’ second spell with the Andalusian club, having played for them in 2011 and 2013 subsequent to joining from Bayern Munich.