ANDZequiel Garay retires. The Argentine footballer, who played for Valencia and Real Madrid, among others, hangs up his boots. “For years I have very strong pains that prevented me from even walking“Reads the statement that he has published in English and Spanish on his social networks.
And he does it visibly obliged, since, as he himself states, he would have liked keep enjoying a few more years which surely has been and is one of the main passions of his life.
But it could not be. Even after being injured again and then recovered for even return to the elite and compete at the highest level. But he, honored, would have felt that he was deceiving people if he had joined a club under his conditions.
“I don’t want to collect money for nothing. I started my career honestly and I want to say goodbye to her in the same way“, keep going.
In the document he wants to make it clear that he is proud of what he has achieved throughout his football career, thanking the clubs and their respective hobbies for their support and encouragement, and of course, his family.
Among the many teams he has played for since leaving Newell’s, stand out Racing Santander, a team in which he stood out so much that he was signed by Real Madrid, after a period of transfers between both clubs, he became a player of the Benfica; from there he went to Zenit and, finally, to Valencia. In Spain, it is worth highlighting the Copa del Rey that he won in 2011 as a madridista, and that of 2019, as a ché player.
With the Albiceleste team, he has been international 32 times, highlighting his participation in the 2014 World Cup, in addition to hanging the gold medal as Olympic champion in 2008.