Friday July 31 2020
Gastaldello announces retirement

Brescia defender Daniele Gastaldello has announced his retirement at the age of 37. ‘Tomorrow will be my final game and I’m studying to be a coach.’

Gastaldello turned 37 last month and his Brescia contract was due to expire at the end of this season.

“Tomorrow against Sampdoria will be my final game,” said the player in his press conference.

“For the future, I’ll figure something out. I made this decision along with the club. I am proud of what I’ve achieved, but the moment has come and I’ll try to enjoy everything to the full.

“It’s special to be doing this against Sampdoria, as I spent many years at that club. It’s difficult to say what I feel inside, but it’s a lot of joy and peace.

“I have started studying to be a coach, I’ve spoken to the President, and I’ll begin a new career here at Brescia. It’s not official, but I will stay here in a different role.”

Gastaldello earned one senior Italy cap in March 2011, while his club career was spent with Padova, Chievo, Juventus, Crotone, Siena, Sampdoria and Bologna.

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