Javier Mascherano he announced his departure from football by surprise. The little employer hangs up his boots at 36 and he made it public after the defeat of his team, Estudiantes de La Plata, against Argentinos Juniors. “I played less than I planned, but I lived my occupation one hundred percent”, Said the former Barcelona player.

” I want to announce that today I am retiring from football professionally, I wish to thank this club that provided me the chance to finish my career in Argentina. Unfortunately I played less than I meant. It is something that I had been considering at this time and today I communicate it. It is the most appropriate thing. With those words and a lot of stability, Javier Mascherano revealed his retirement from football after the defeat of his team, Estudiantes, versus Argentinos Juniors (0-1) on the 3rd day of the Argentine League.

” It is time to complete my career because of things that occurred to me these months, that on a personal level and after having believed about everything this time, the most correct thing is to end up today. I have actually lived my profession 100%, I gave my finest” Javier Mascherano revealed with much consisted of feeling.

Mascherano’s huge performance history

El Jefecito hangs up his boots and leaves him an enviable record and a profession loaded with successes: 1 Argentine league (River Plate) 1 Brazilian League (Corinthians), in addition to 5 Spanish Leagues, 5 Copas del Rey, 3 Spanish Super Cups, 2 Champions Leagues, 2 European Super Cups and 2 Club World Cups, all of them with Barcelona and with the Argentine group 2 gold medals at the Olympic Games. Those are the titles that ponder Javier Mascherano.

In addition, with the Argentina jersey Javier Mascherano ended up being one of the most charming gamers. He played four World Cups, with the 2014 Brazilian runner-up as the finest outcome and with a career with more failures than successes with the albiceleste.

At the age of 36 and after having won whatever that can be won at the club level, Mascherano signs up with the retirement announced a few days ago by Fernando Gago. El Jefecito stood apart in the Premier League where he bet West Ham and Liverpool and after his time at Barcelona he attempted his luck in China in the ranks of Hebei Fortune.

On his go back to football in Argentina he might not discover the rhythm due to the blockage of the champion due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mascherano could hardly play 11 video games with Estudiantes in between the League and the Cup.

The Estudiantes coach, Leandro Desábato, accompanied Mascherano in the press space and provided his version: “I had actually discussed it to the leadership and we understood that after the pandemic these were things that might occur. They are personal things and the truth is understandable. Not much else to state”.