Juventus legend Marchisio ends his 25-year association with Serie A giants

first_img 1 MARCHISIO’S JUVE CAREER IN NUMBERS Claudio Marchisio has called time on a hugely successful 25 years at Serie A giants Juventus – who have won the title seven years in a row 389 – Appearances for the Bianconeri18th –  Highest capped player7 – Serie A crowns4 – Coppa Italia triumphs1 – Serie B title Non riesco a smettere di guardare questa fotografia e queste strisce su cui ho scritto la mia vita di uomo e di calciatore.Amo questa maglia al punto che, nonostante tutto, sono convinto che il bene della squadra venga prima. Sempre. pic.twitter.com/AoNuiiZ2cS— Claudio Marchisio (@ClaMarchisio8) August 17, 2018Marchisio himself penned an emotional tribute to Juve on his Twitter account, accompanied with a photo of him as a young boy, saying: “I can’t stop looking at this photograph and these stripes on which I wrote my life as a man and a footballer.“I love this shirt to the point that, despite everything, I am convinced that the good of the team comes first. All the time.”center_img Claudio Marchisio has left Juventus, closing the door on a glittering 25-year association with the Serie A giants.The midfielder, who has also played 55 times for the Italian national team, will move on to pastures new after both parties agreed to the termination of the 32-year-old’s contract, which was due to expire in 2020. In a tribute to Marchisio on the club’s website it read: “Twenty-five years have passed since Claudio put on the black and white shirt for the very first time.“He was aged just seven with a mad desire to play for his hometown club and a head full of dreams.“It will be a pleasure to keep following him, whichever shirt he will wear in the future.” Marchisio played 389 times for the Bianconeri, winning seven league titles and four Coppa Italias.The Turin-born player, who suffered a serious knee injury in April 2016 – which consequently him out for six months – made 20 appearances last season.It is believed Marchisio has multiple offers from overseas, including several from the MLS – most notably Montreal Impact.last_img read more