“Football has given me more than I ever imagined. There is no greater pride than defending your country. Now it’s time to go home to my family, which is something I’ve always wanted.” Diego Godin has hung up his football boots at the age of 37 and shared a football-focused suicide note on his social media channels. The defender, who won an America’s Cup with Uruguay and captained the Celeste, was one of the most famous players of his generation. And after a season in Argentina at Vélez Sarsfield, he ends a very long career in which he mainly wore the jersey of Atletico Madrid and also Villareal, Inter, Cagliari and Atletico Mineiro.

Instagram video – Diego Godin