It’s the end of an era for Juventus with longtime captain Giorgio Chiellini confirming he will leave the club after a 17-year run. Chiellini will play Juventus’ last two games of their Serie A campaign but has not confirmed if he will continue playing in the future.
“I have done everything I can, I hope I have left something behind,” Chiellini told Italian media after Juventus lost 4-2 to Inter Milan in the Collpa Italia final.
“We had these amazing 10 years – it’s up to the others to carry on now.”
“On Monday, I will say goodbye to my Juventus Stadium, then if I still have something in the tank, it will probably run out in Florence. It is 100 per cent my decision.”
Chiellini’s departure will bring to an end a near-two-decade playing association with the club, during which he has emerged as one of the most iconic footballers in both Bianconeri and Azzurri history.
The 37-year-old has been a stalwart for Juventus since 2005, making well over 500 appearances for the club and winning nine Serie A titles among a host of major honors. At international level, the veteran defender has 116 caps for Italy to his name and was part of their Euro 2020-winning side.