Tuesday January 14 2020
Sissoko retires from football

The former Fiorentina and Juventus player Mohamed Sissoko has decided to hang up his boots and quit football at the age of 34.

The former Mali international leaves behind a long career with spells at clubs like Auxerre, Valencia, Liverpool, PSG and Levante.

His latest experience came at Sochaux in the French Ligue 2.

“I’m here to tell you it’s over,” he told RMC Sport 1. “I will end my footballing career. It was a decision I found very difficult to accept.

“Football is my life. But it’s the right decision”.

In Serie A, he played 76 games and scored three times during spells at Juventus and Fiorentina. The 34-year-old was brought to the Old Lady from Liverpool in January 2008 and played for Juventus until July 2011.

He was then sold to Paris Saint-Germain but returned to Italy after only 18 months in the French capital.

The midfielder went on to play five games for Fiorentina in the 2012-13 season, before he was released by Les Parisiens when he returned from Florence.

Sissoko also played one game for Ternana in Serie B during 2016-17.

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