Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas has retired from football at the age of 36 following heart arrhythmia.
Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has announced his retirement at the age of 36 after being diagnosed with heart problems. At the end of last year he was diagnosed with heart arrhythmia, causing him to temporarily stop playing football, but Lucas recently wrote a message via Instagram. Write an official farewell to football
“The day of farewell has arrived. I admit it’s a big deal. But I look back and I can only thank you for the career I’ve built.”
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“At 14, I left home to follow my dream of becoming a footballer. At 16, I arrived at Gremio Football Porto Alegreense. Great to feel that the dream is close to coming true.”
“At the age of 18 he was making a dream come true and with that he reached Serie A in an unforgettable way!
The next year has arrived and in it I had the best time of my career. Including the first match for the Brazilian national team.”
“In 2007 I moved to Liverpool, a huge club. It has been part of my life for 10 years and I am very proud to say that Liverpool is my home today! I am proud to be a British citizen along with my family. I’m a scouter.”
Lucas was released to Lazio for £5m and then won the Coppa Italia.
Thank you very much from football!