Barca legend calls it a day in front of iconic stars.
Barcelona stalwart Carles Puyol announced his retirement from professional football this week after a stunning 19-year career with his boyhood club.
The 36-year-old is out of contract this summer, with many believing that he was set to head to the United States for one final year.
However, over the past two seasons injuries have caught up with him and limited him to just a fraction of appearances.
And on Friday he called a press conference to officially announce his retirement in front of a star studded crowd packed with Barcelona’s biggest stars of past and present.
Puyol made his debut for the club in 1999 and went on to make 593 appearances, scoring 18 goals. During that time he won six La Liga titles, two Copa Del Rey’s, six Supercopa de España gongs, three Champions League victories, two European Super Cups and two Club World Cup’s.
He also won 100 caps for Spain, winning the World Cup and the European Championship.