Wednesday May 4 2016
Official: Toni announces retirement

Verona striker Luca Toni has announced that he will retire from football at the end of the season.

The Gialloblu front man became the oldest ever Capocannoniere last season after scoring 22 goals to finish level with Inter's Mauro Icardi.

During his decorated career, the 38-year-old has won the 2006 World Cup with Italy, two Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich and the European Golden Shoe in 2006.

Toni today called time on his playing days after a career spanning 22 years in which he’s made 545 appearances and scored 272 goals for 15 different clubs.

“After some time to reflect and many years of football I’ve decided that Sunday will be my last game as a professional”, he said at a Press conference today.

“I’m a little emotional, it was a difficult and painful decision but I’ve come to the end of my playing career.

“I’ve been thinking about it for some weeks, they haven’t been easy weeks. At the Bentegodi against Juventus will be my last match.”