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Former AC Milan & Juventus legend confirms retirement from Football

Former AC Millan and Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.

The 38-year-old, who began his career with local club Brescia, won 116 caps for the Azzurri and was an integral part of the squad that triumphed at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

He also won Serie A six times and the Champions League twice during spells with Inter, AC Milan and Juventus before moving to the MLS in 2015.

Pirlo confirmed his retirement in an emotional statement released on social media after New York City's 2-0 win over Columbus Crew.

"Last match in MLS. As my time in NYC FC comes to an end, I want to thank everybody for the kindness and support they have shown me in this incredible city," Pirlo tweeted.

Pirlo moved to New York City FC in July 2015, playing for the MLS side for two seasons.

In October, he announced that he would retire at the end of the season, but denied rumours that he would link up with Conte again as part of the Chelsea coaching staff. 

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