Former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has announced his retirement from active football after playing his last game for New York City.
The 38-year-old won 116 caps for Italy and helped Italy win the 2006 World Cup.
Before joining the Major League Soccer side two years ago, the 38-year-old played for Brescia, Inter, AC Milan and Juventus .
He said: “Not only [is it that] my adventure in New York comes to an end but my journey as a football player as well,” he said.
Pirlo won many domestic honours during his 22-year career as well as helping the Azzurri become world champions.
He was part of a Milan side who won two Serie A titles, two Champions Leagues and a Club World Cup between 2003 and 2011, then was instrumental in Juventus winning four successive Scudettos between 2012 and 2015.