Nacho Montreal retires at 36

Former Arsenal left Back, Nacho Montreal has announced his retirement from professional football. He announced his retirement on his Instagram handle quoting.

36 years playing football. 16 as a professional. Squeezing my body and taking it to limits that I would never have imagined.

My knee sends me a message… loud and clear; I cannot continue! Do I get mad? NO! I listen to it and accept the situation and thank it for everything.

A stage is over. Another starts. I’m happy and feeling good. One more time… I FEEL GOOD!!! And that gives me peace of mind.

Life a gift and I like to be grateful. Thank you @caosasuna @rfef @malagacf @arsenal @realsociedad for letting me cross your paths. What a good years….”. 

The Spaniard made his professional debut for Osasuna in 2006 making 127 appearances scoring 3 goals before leaving for Malaga in 2011 where he played 45 games and having 1 goal in his name. Arsenal acquired him in 2013 making 137 appearances at the Emirates netting 7 goals and then finally he moved to Real Sociedad making 55 appearances and scoring 1 goal before he finally hunged his boot.



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