A historic player University of Chile who won 8 titles in two seasons, including the triple championship and the Copa Sudamericana, announced his retirement from professional football via his social networks. However, the former Bulla captain has revealed his decision could have taken another course had he been recalled to the U.
It is Matias Rodriguez, that at 36 he made the final decision to hang up his boots after his cycle at Defense and Justice in Argentina. The former defender University of Chile He remained in the history of the Romantic Traveler and in the hearts of all his fans for his 339 games, eight titles and 57 goals.
“Beyond the sporting exploits obtained, the greatest achievement has been to be part of an incredible human group, to be a family. Thank you for being part of my path and thank you for letting me be part of yours, ”assured the figure of University of Chile on his personal Instagram account.
Although the Chilean nationalized Argentinian assured En Cancha that his retirement would be at the age of 36, he also revealed that his career could have taken another direction if he had received an offer to defend the shirt again of Leon.
“I did a few laps, stretched it, but the decision is already made. I want to be with my family, I no longer wanted to play just to play. I would have done it only if the U had called me and I knew it was difficult. I was very close, I traveled to Chile and I was in the hotel waiting for them to tell me to do the medical examination. Suddenly they asked me to wait a few days and I couldn’t do it,” Rodríguez admitted to the Chilean football portal.
The blues’ farewell
Among all the farewells they sent to Rodríguez, the U did not stop thanking him for the joys he was able to give him during his years at La Cisterna. In this sense, the institution issued a statement on the official website to dismiss its former captain.
“Today it’s time to say goodbye to football to a player who arrived in 2010 and managed to become an idol, wearing the blue shirt, he was part of the historic team that won the championship at three occasions and the South American Cup. Already in his second stage, he wore the captain’s jersey and proved daily to be a positive leader, both on and off the pitch. The whole Blue Family wishes you the most great success in your future sports and professional projects. Thank you for everything, dear Mati!”, they wrote from the U.
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