Former Argentina, Newcastle United man Fabricio Coloccini retires


Former Argentina and Newcastle United man Fabricio Coloccini has announced his retirement from football.

Fabricio Coloccini took to Instagram to announce that he will stop playing football at 39 years of age. The Argentine began his youth career with Argentinos Juniors before playing for Boca Juniors.

From there, the defender would sign with AC Milan but have several stints on loan at San Lorenzo, Alaves, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal. He would settle in Spain for four years at Deportivo La Coruña.

Following Deportivo, he would spend six years at Newcastle United in England. While with Newcastle, he would make the Premier League Team of the Year. After Newcastle, he would go back to Argentina and play with San Lorenzo before joining Aldosivi.

Coloccini would win the 2001 U20 World Cup with the Argentina, being part of a legendary team. In addition, he would win gold at the 2004 Olympics. With the Argentina national team, he would take part in the 2006 World Cup.


  1. A few minutes ago some of my friends who are Argentina fans were talking about an Argentine left-back whose name is mateo franzotti. He is in Bayern Munich’s U23 youth team and is coached by Martin Demichelis. Anybody saw his highlights?

  2. A complete waste of talent…. The first times I saw him play I was convinced he will be the next big thing like Alessandro Nesta, Franck de Boer, John Terry… But he never lives to the expectations….. Good luck Fabricio.

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