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Former Manchester United and Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze retires

Modified 11 May 2014, 14:29 IST
Gabriel Heinze

Gabriel Heinze (R) calls it a day.

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze has retired from professional football bringing his 18-year-long illustrious career to an end.

Heinze started his career at Newell’s Old Boys, and then he went on to play for Valladolid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Marseille and Roma subsequently, winning three major titles in France, Spain and England.

He has also represented Argentina in the World Cup on two occasions.

“Mine is a 20 Oscar film, I can’t ask for more.. after returning at 34 and becoming a champion, being part of Newell’s history, it’s the perfect ending,” Heinze told reporters last week.

Some photos from his last match:

Maxi Rodriguez

Maxi Rodríguez unable to hold back his tears on Gabriel Heinze final match today.

Heinze with Lucas Bernardi

Heinze with team-mate Lucas Bernardi.

Published 11 May 2014, 14:29 IST
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