Defender Miranda says goodbye to football at the age of 38


Miranda announced this Wednesday (11) his retirement from football. The defender used his profiles on social networks to announce that he is hanging up his boots, at the age of 38, satisfied with what he delivered wearing the shirts of Coritiba, Sochaux (FRA), São Paulo, Atlético de Madrid (ESP), Internazionale (ITA) and Jiangsu Suning (CHN).

In a video showing the uniforms of these teams, the player explains that “the moment has arrived”. The man from Paraná, who played 58 games for the Brazilian national team – he was a starter in the 2018 World Cup and won the 2009 Confederations Cup and the 2019 Copa América titles–, tried to show gratitude.

“If football were a person, after everything I’ve experienced, I’d say it was exciting, that we’ve experienced something inexplicable, but the time has come to be João Miranda. As a football fan, I’ll remain passionate, but a different way, as a fan”, said the former athlete.

Miranda thanked the fans of each team he defended. “Especially in Coritiba, where I started”, said the former defender, three-time Brazilian champion with São Paulo and Spanish champion with Atlético. He ended his career in a second spell at São Paulo, winning the 2021 São Paulo title.

“On my return, I managed to fulfill my promise to make the club champions again,” said the recently retired. “I wouldn’t change a single iota, because everything I’ve done, everything I’ve achieved, has been honorably done, in a dignified way. Today I can stop with my head at ease, put my head on the pillow, that superhero has gone down in history. “

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