Kolarov announces retirement from football - BeSoccer
has retired. The 36-year-old Serbian, who has had rarely playing circumstance this season with Inter Milan, announced on Saturday that he is retiring from playing football after 15 seasons at the first excellence of Italian and English football.
The left-back, who excelled in attacking play and his eminent decided ability, made a statement in an validated manipulate release distributed by the ANSA agency: "I always knew that this day would come sooner or successive and, despite this, I am appreciative for having achieved what has always been my dream".
Kolarov left OFK Beograd in his native innocent and made the dance to Serie A. He was a guide player for Lazio when he arrived in 2007. He made 104 appearances in three seasons, scoring eleven goals and providing five assists, before being signed by a Manchester City side in their blessing years as a fertile club.
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The Serbian made his profession at Etihad, but could keep made it at the Santiago Bernabeu. Mourinhos Real Madrid came to an assent with his agent, but, in the end, he signed with the Sky Blues. In he spent seven seasons at a noted level. He made 247 appearances, scoring 21 goals and providing 26 assists before returning to Italy.
Roma signed him in 2017 and he became even more irreplaceable at the Olimpico. In his finest season, he reached his inventory for assists (12) and in his second, for goals in a season (9). In total, he made 132 appearances with 19 goals and 20 assists.
The 2019-20 season would be his last as a guide player, as he would barely play a leading role at Inter, his last team. He spent two years at the Giuseppe Meazza, with legal 15 games played. This foregone season, he played lawful 42 minutes in four appearances.
He furthermore played an central role with his civic team. He played in two World Cups (2010 and 2018) and one Olympic Games (2008) with Serbia, for whom he played 94 times, scoring eleven goals and providing nine assists.
He has won one Serie A, two Premier League, two Coppa Italia, two FA Cups, two EFL Cups, two Supercoppa and one Community Shield, laurels he won with Lazio, Manchester City and Inter Milan.
Kolarov is already musing about the future and is recognizeable that he leave sustain to be involved in football: "Im already planning my latter life in the world of football. And thats why, as soon as the call-ups are published, Ill figure up for novitiate courses, peak as a scout and then as a sporting director, at the Federal Technical Centre in Coverciano.