Fernando Llorente (38), who created the European Football Federation Champions League theater with Son Heung-min during Tottenham Hotspur, announced his retirement from active duty.
British media Bein Sports reported on the 17th (Korean time) that 카지노 “Spanish striker Llorente, who played for Juventus and Athletic Bilbao, has retired from football at the age of 38.”
Llorente played for SD Eibar until last season, but became unemployed when his contract expired on June 30 last year. After being unemployed, Llorente decided to take off his soccer boots as he couldn’t find a new destination.
The media said, “Llorente recently appeared on the TV program ‘Movie Star Plus’ and announced that he would like to officially retire from football.”
Llorente said on the air, “After leaving Eibar, I didn’t have a team for eight months, but I’m happy. Now I’m going to play paddle (racquet sport) instead of soccer to stay healthy.”
Llorente, who performed outstandingly at Athletic in the past, was nicknamed the ‘Lion King’ for his unique hairstyle reminiscent of a lion.
During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he joined the Spanish national football team and helped them win the World Cup.
After Bilbao, Llorente moved on to Juventus, Sevilla and Swansea City before joining Tottenham in the summer of 2017.
In Tottenham, he recorded a rather low attack point of 65 games, 13 goals and 6 assists for two years, but he played a huge role with Son Heung-min in the 2018/19 UEFA (European Football Federation) Champions League.
At the time, Tottenham met Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. In the first leg held at home, Tottenham won 1-0 thanks to Son Heung-min’s winning goal.
Tottenham, who played the away game in the second leg with a one-goal lead, conceded four goals despite Son Heung-min scoring multiple goals, and were in danger of being eliminated with an ag
In the 28th minute of the second half, Llorente scored a heavenly golden equalizer from a corner kick to tie the score at 4-4. It was tied, but Llorente scored the winning goal as Tottenham advanced to the semi-finals according to the away goal rule.
Llorente’s performance continued in the semifinals. Tottenham, who met Dutch Ajax in the Champions League semi-finals, faced the danger of being eliminated again after falling behind with an aggregate score of 0-3 in the away game in the second leg.
At this time, Llorente was substituted in the second half and overpowered the air with his great height, creating a crack in the Ajax defense and scoring a hat-trick for Lucas Moura.
The aggregate score was 3-3, but another win under the away goals rule made Tottenham advance to the Champions League final for the first time in club history.