Diego Milito, who won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010

Diego Milito, who won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010, has announced his decision to retire from football.

It appears that the striker’s career has been cut short because of niggling injuries, which have increased in length over the course of the last few months. Milito returned to Argentine football primarily to extend his playing days. He will certainly be disappointed to retire at the age of 35. Looking back, the former Genoa striker has experienced several highs and lows in the game. After managing to slowly make his way to the top, Milito immediately won the Champions League and other major titles in his first season with Inter Milan.

Since then, however, he has enjoyed only relative success as far as his primary work is concerned. He has not been able to make much of an impact in Argentine football. The only impact he has made so far has come off the field. Milito says that he originally planned to retire from football once the league campaign came to an end. However, now that Racing Clubhave qualified for the Copa Libertadores, Milito has extended his time with the Argentine club in the hope of getting success in this pan South American competition.

"I am happy to say I will play another six months at the club. I will stay to play the Libertadores. It was not easy to stop playing football, something I have been doing my whole life. We are in a moment to enjoy, a historic moment and one in a positive way. I think I can continue to contribute to this great group we have formed and enjoy another Libertadores. In June 2016 I'm going to retire, no matter what. This is my last six months as a professional player," said the stiker.

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