Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva retires from soccer at 36 on account of a coronary heart situation2 min read
Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva introduced his retirement from soccer on the age of 36 on account of a coronary heart situation. Leiva performed for Liverpool earlier than transferring to Lazio.
UPDATED: Mar 18, 2023 15:12 IST
Lucas Leiva publicizes retirement at 36. (Photo credit: Reuters)
By India Today Sports Desk: Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva introduced his retirement from soccer on the age of 36 on account of a coronary heart situation.
Leiva, who introduced curtains down on his 17-year skilled profession, performed practically 600 video games in his membership profession. He spent the vast majority of his time in Europe after being signed by Liverpool in 2007. In 2017, Leiva moved to Lazio and performed in Italy’s Serie A for 5 seasons.
Leiva got here again to his boyhood membership Gremio, making 17 appearances and scoring three objectives for the aspect earlier than getting sidelined in December 2022 as he was recognized with a coronary heart difficulty after routine checks. Leiva additionally represented Brazil as he earned 24 worldwide caps.
“I would like to thank Gremio for all the support in these three months. Today I am announcing my retirement. It’s been a difficult period,” Leiva mentioned.
“I’m ending where I’d like, not the way I’d like. But I’m sure a new cycle will begin. I had a lot of hope that it could reverse, but it was not the case. My health comes first.”
Leiva additionally penned an emotional be aware on Instagram, saying: “The day has come to say goodbye to the field. I confess that it came from greater forces, but I look back and can only be thankful for the career I built.
“In 2007 I transferred to the enormous [that is] Liverpool, which was a part of my life for 10 years. It is with nice pleasure that I can say that immediately Liverpool is my house. I’m proud to be an English citizen and together with my household; I’m Scouser!”
Leiva received the League Cup in 2012 regardless of lacking out on the ultimate on account of a long-term harm. He additionally helped Liverpool within the run to the Reds’ Europa League remaining in 2016. At Lazio, Leiva received the 2019 Coppa Italia medal.
Mar 18, 2023