2024, JULY 08 – Thiago Alcântara has officially announced his retirement from professional football, concluding a stellar career that spanned over a decade.

At 33, the midfielder leaves the pitch after making 68 Premier League appearances for Liverpool FC across four seasons, where he scored two goals and contributed four assists.

Thiago’s journey began when he joined FC Barcelona at 16. After honing his skills with Barcelona B, he made his first-team debut in 2009 against RCD Mallorca. Under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, Thiago thrived, securing four league titles and one UEFA Champions League trophy during his tenure with the Catalan giants. In 2013, he followed Guardiola to FC Bayern Munich, where his success continued.

Thiago’s time in Germany was marked by dominance, as he won the Bundesliga in each of his six seasons with Bayern and added a second Champions League winners’ medal in the 2019/20 campaign.

In September 2020, Thiago moved to Liverpool. His tenure at Anfield saw him add the FA Cup to his trophy cabinet in the 2021/22 season. Notably, he played all 120 minutes in the final against Chelsea FC and scored in the penalty shootout after a goalless draw.

Last month, Thiago’s injury-marred spell with Liverpool came to an end when his contract expired.

Born in San Pietro Vernotico, Italy, Thiago holds both Brazilian and Spanish citizenship. Opting to represent Spain, he made his senior debut against Italy in 2011, earning 46 caps and scoring twice.


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