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Football: 5 Big-Names Considering Retirement in 2023.

ByVikash Singh

Jul 11, 2023 #football

2023 is shaping up to be a great year for football fans. There are a number of major tournaments taking place, including the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the UEFA Nations League Finals, and the AFC Asian Cup.

The FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held in Indonesia from May 20 to June 11. This is the 22nd edition of the tournament, and it will feature the best under-20 teams from around the world.

The UEFA Nations League Finals will be held in Portugal from June 14 to 18. This is the second edition of the tournament, and it will feature the four group winners from League A.

The AFC Asian Cup will be held in China from June 15 to July 16. This is the 20th edition of the tournament, and it will feature the best men’s national teams from Asia.

As the 2022-23 season draws to a close, many footballers are starting to think about their future. For some, that means considering retirement. Here are five big-name footballers who could hang up their boots in 2023:

1. Andres Iniesta

The Spanish midfielder has had a storied career, winning everything there is to win with Barcelona and Spain. He is now 38 years old and playing for Vissel Kobe in Japan. Iniesta has said that he wants to play until he is 40, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to do so.


2. Eden Hazard

The Belgian winger has struggled with injuries since moving to Real Madrid in 2019. He is now 31 years old and has not been able to recapture his best form. Hazard has said that he wants to continue playing, but it is unclear if he will be able to find a club that is willing to take a chance on him.


3. David Silva

The Spanish midfielder has been a key player for Manchester City and Spain for many years. He is now 36 years old and is coming to the end of his contract with City. Silva has said that he is open to the idea of retiring, but he has also said that he is not ready to make a decision yet.


4. Juan Mata

The Spanish midfielder has been a journeyman during his career, playing for Chelsea, Manchester United, and now Valencia. He is now 34 years old and is coming to the end of his contract with Valencia. Mata has said that he wants to continue playing, but he is also open to the idea of retiring.


5. Dani Alves


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The Brazilian full-back is one of the most decorated footballers of all time. He has won everything there is to win with Barcelona, Juventus, and Brazil. He is now 39 years old and is playing for Sao Paulo in Brazil. Alves has said that he wants to continue playing, but it is unclear if he will be able to find a club that is willing to sign him.

These are just a few of the big-name footballers who could retire in 2023. It will be interesting to see who makes the decision to hang up their boots and who decides to continue playing for a few more years.

Other notable footballers who could retire in 2023:

  • Diego Godin (36 years old)
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic (41 years old)
  • Giorgio Chiellini (38 years old)
  • Joaquin (41 years old)

It will be interesting to see who decides to retire in 2023 and who decides to continue playing. These are all world-class footballers who have given us many memorable moments over the years. They will be missed by fans all over the world.

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