Argentina defender Martin Demichelis to retire after season

ABS-CBN Sports on May 16, 2017 10:00 AM
Argentina defender Martin Demichelis to retire after season
File.- In this July 5, 2014 file photo Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates with Martin Demichelis, left, following their 1-0 victory over Belgium to advance to the semifinals after the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil. Demichelis says he will retire after the season. The 36-year-old Demichelis won one Premier League and four Bundesliga titles. He also played in two World Cups for Argentina and helped the team reach the final in 2014 (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

MALAGA, Spain (AP) — Argentine defender Martin Demichelis, who won one Premier League and four Bundesliga titles, says he will retire after the season.

The 36-year-old Demichelis played in two World Cups for Argentina, helping it reach the final in 2014.

Demichelis will have the chance to play his last match on Sunday, when Malaga hosts Real Madrid in the Spanish league.

Born in Cordoba, Argentina, Demichelis played for River Plate before signing with Bayern Munich in 2003, where he also won four German Cups and reached the Champions League final.

After his first stint at Malaga, he joined Manchester City and helped it win the 2014 Premier League title. He spent the first half of this season at Espanyol before rejoining Malaga.

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