International

WATCH: 'King of Rome' Totti says goodbye to Roma

2017-05-29 07:55
Francesco Totti.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Francesco Totti called time on an illustrious Roma career after making his 786th and final appearance at the Stadio Olimpico in a 3-2 win over Genoa on Sunday.

"The god of football" as he is known to fans came on in the 54th minute in Roma's final game of the season and is expected to become a director at his one and only club.

The 40-year-old made his debut at the club at the age of 16 scoring a club record 307 goals in a 25-year span at the club and is seen by many as the greatest player to don the iconic yellow and red jersey.

Totti who is the youngest club captain in Italian history won his only Serie A title in 2000-01 - finishing as a runner-up nine times - said: "Winning one league title at Roma to me is worth winning 10 at Juventus or Real Madrid."

He played all seven games as Italy were crowned World Cup champions in 2006 scoring once and providing three assists.

The veteran striker received an outpouring of well wishes from legends in football with many fans left in tears as he waved goodbye to supporters at the Stadio Olimpico.

Diego Maradona: "Francesco Totti is the king of Rome. He is and will be the best player I ever saw!"

Farewell to 'The King of Rome' ?? Francesco #Totti saying goodbye to the Stadio Olimpico

A post shared by Sport24.co.za (@sport24_sa) on

Read more on:    roma  |  serie a  |  francesco totti  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.