Striker and former Spain international Fernando Llorente retires

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Striker and former Spain international Fernando Llorente announced his retirement at the age of 37 on Thursday, ending an 18-year career in which he was part of the team that won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

Llorente played for clubs such as Athletic Bilbao, Sevilla, Juventus (BIT:JUVE), Tottenham Hotspur and Napoli, with whom he won three Serie A titles, two Italian Cups and one Europa League.

“No, no. It is clear to me. I stay fit playing paddle tennis,” the Navarrese athlete, who has been without a club since his one-year contract with Eibar expired last year, told Movistar Plus when asked if he will return to the pitch.

Llorente was capped 24 times for Spain, scoring seven goals.

He played in the English Premier League with Swansea City and Tottenham, whom he helped reach the 2019 Champions League final by scoring the goal that got the London club into the semifinals at the expense of Manchester City.

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