France's Euro 2000 hero retires

2015-01-21 12:17
David Trezeguet celebrates (File)

Buenos Aires - France's 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winning striker David Trezeguet, who enjoyed a decade leading the Juventus attack, has retired, Argentine daily Clarin reported on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old's agent had confirmed the news of his retirement on Tuesday according to Clarin and he was now set to rejoin Italian champions Juventus' management team where he scored 149 goals in 245 games between 2000-2010.

Despite a goal at the 1998 World Cup finals which France ultimately won, the striker's most memorable goal remains the extra-time golden-goal (sudden death) that saw France beat Italy in the Euro 2000 final.

However, he was to be the only player to miss a penalty in the 2006 World Cup final which saw Italy this time prevail in the penalty shootout -- rarely used after that by unpopular coach Raymond Domenech he decided to call it a day at international level in 2008 citing the fact the national handler would be staying on despite a woeful Euro 2008 finals.

He was born in France to an Argentine father who was at that time playing in France and although he grew up in Argentina he joined AS Monaco in 1995.

After leaving Juventus, Trezeguet played for various Argentine clubs including River Plate and Newell's Old Boys and ended his playing days at Pune City in India's Super League.

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