Et venit, vidit vicit- Francesco Totti came, saw and conquered when it came to Rome, Italy and the world. But now the legendary Roma forward officially confirmed his retirement from playing.
There have been quite a few players in the last few years who have had their time come to an end at a club where they were a legend only to muddy the waters by dropping down in standard.
Totti was also at that point at the end of the season with interest coming from America with New York Cosmos and the Chinese Super League or the chance to retire.
The forward posted on Twitter to confirm the news.
In the message the player said:
“The first part of my life as a football player is over and now another more important on is about to begin.
We start from square one. I need time to figure out, step by step, in a calm and sensible way, what role suits me better.
“For this reason, I’m putting myself at the disposal of this club, from the young players to the President.
“Until 28th May I only thought about playing football, having fun and making a significant contribution to the team.
“Now I move on, I’m turning over a new leaf. I will think about a new role that will amaze me and bring me plenty of good things.
“How should you call me? Keep calling me Francesco. As always.”