Sorin retires

Reuters

Former Argentina skipper Sorin to retire

Former Argentina captain Juan Pablo Sorin announced his retirement from soccer at the age of 33 on Tuesday.

The left back, who led Argentina to the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, had been plagued by injuries during his third spell with Brazilian side Cruzeiro, playing only six matches in the last seven months.

“I’m going to stop playing football,” Sorin told reporters. “It’s been 15 years … a very enjoyable career.”

Sorin played for Argentinos Juniors and River Plate in his home country, Juventus, Lazio, Barcelona, Paris St Germain, Villarreal and Hamburg SV in Europe.

A South American Libertadores Cup winner with River Plate in 1996, Sorin missed this year’s final, which Cruzeiro lost against Estudiantes of Argentina earlier this month.

Sorin, who belonged to the Argentine generation of Juan Sebastian Veron, Hernan Crespo and Ariel Ortega, also played at the 2002 World Cup. He made 76 international appearances, scoring 12 goals.

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6 Responses to Sorin retires

  1. Chris says:

    one of my all time favorite players ever.. Sorin will be missed.. I dont think Argentina will ever find a Left back as great as Sorin is/was. Great speed, dribbles, passes, he did it all, great player, Sorin will be missed.
    I was reading a article on Diario Ole this morning, and so far since Sorin has not been on the squad, there has been 8 different players attempting to fill in that spot, but we have been unable to find one like Sorin.

  2. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Besides his footballing skills, Sorin was the type of player that truly gave his all for the Argentina shirt.

    As you mentioned, the left back position has been filled by a long list of players since Sorin and it continues today.

  3. Humbird says:

    Oh gosh, I remember when he had short hair! He’s been around for a very long time, and he gave everything he had to the the national team. He was instrumental in Cambiasso’s goal vs. Serbia in 2006. Just so many times, he was the one touch that made a play.

    Adios, I will never forget you!

  4. utsav says:

    Sorin was one of the greats that world have ever seen. he was a true son of Argentina. he will always be placed in our hearts. gud oluck to him for rest of his life

  5. pintadoazulblanco says:

    GRACIAS JUAMPI!!!!!!!!

  6. Nirmal says:

    We miss a good left full back.
    Sorin can never be erased from my heart.

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