Former Deportivo La Coruna and Newcastle United Fabricio Coloccini has announced his retirement at the age of 39.
Coloccini spent eight years at St James’ Park having joined from Deportivo in 2008, helping the team into the Premier League in 2010 and making 275 appearances for the Magpies.
He returned to his homeland in 2016 to join San Lorenzo having had a brilliant footballing career playing away from home, before calling it quit with another Argentine side Aldosivi.
Coloccini wrote on Instagram after announcing his retirement: “I was immersed in a dream for 22 years of my life that has given me much more than I imagined.”
“I fulfilled all my dreams as a soccer player and know that I was happy during this trip which I would have liked never to end.”
“But unfortunately it has an expiration date. Like everything.” said Coloccini.
Coloccini’s old club Newcastle United also sent their thanks, tweeting: “Congratulations on a fantastic career, Colo and all the very best with your next chapter.”