Maxi Rodriguez has announced his retirement from football.
Rodriguez was part of some memorable moments in Argentine football history. The 40 year old announce his retirement from football on Friday with his boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys being his last team.
Scorer of one of the greatest goals in World Cup history, Maxi scored for Argentina against Mexico at the 2006 World Cup in extra time. His other memorable moment came at the 2014 World Cup where he scored the penalty which took Argentina to the World Cup final.
Part of three World Cup teams for Argentina, Maxi was part of the U20 team which won the 2001 U20 World Cup. He played for Newell’s where he was part of their youth team and signed with Espanyol, spending three seasons at the club.
He would then join Atletico Madrid for five years and join Liverpool for two years. He would go back to Newell’s for five years before joining Peñarol and retiring with Newell’s Old Boys. He announced his retirement through Instagram as he posted an emotional video.