Andrés D’Alessandro has announced that April 17 will be his last match as he will retire from football with Internacional.
D’Alessandro spent over 12 years with Internacional and will be playing his last match for the club. Internacional posted a video on their social media pages of D’Alessandro announcing his retirement.
At 40 years, he will be 41 on April 15 and would have had an accomplished career. He won Olympic gold with Argentina at the 2004 Olympics and the 2001 U20 FIFA World Cup.
He started off with River Plate and made the jump over to Europe where he played with Wolfsburg. While at the club, he would join Portsmouth and Real Zaragoza on loan.
He would leave Wolfsburg and join Zaragoza for one year before going back to Argentina. In Argentina, he would play for San Lorenzo.
Spending one year with San Lorenzo, he would join Internacional where he would spend 12 years at the club. After that was a loan deal to River Plate. He would leave Internacional for Nacional in Uruguay before finally returning to Internacional where he would end his career.
With his clubs, he won three league titles with River Plate and a Copa Libertadores with Internacional. In 2010, he was also voted as the South American Footballer of the Year, to add to his list of accomplishments.
🚨 O @dale10 tem um recado importante! 🚨
Dia 17/04, domingo, será a despedida do nosso camisa 10 no Beira-Rio. Com certeza será um dia especial e muito emocionante. 🥺😍
— Sport Club Internacional (@SCInternacional) April 8, 2022