Cesc Fabregas

Another Barcelona legend becomes a manager, announces retirement at 36

Football Pros

On Saturday, July 1, former Barcelona, Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas announced his retirement from the sport at 36.

The Spaniard took to Twitter to announce his decision, where he thanked all the clubs he represented, the coaches he played under and the fans for their support. Further, Cesc revealed that he would embark on a new journey and begin his managerial career.

In the tweet, Fabregas mentioned that he would coach the A and B sides of Serie B club Como 1907. Notably, the 36-year-old represented Como from 2022-2023. Cesc began his professional career in 2003 when he joined Arsenal.

After nine years under Arsene Wenger, Fabregas moved to Barcelona in 2011 before he returned to England in 2014, when he played for Chelsea for five good years. Since 2022, Cesc’s career went downhill as he moved to Monaco before shifting to Como.

Over the years, Fabregas has won several accolades, 17 to be precise.

Despite winning the FIFA World Cup in 2010 with Spain and two Euro Cups, not winning a champions league would be the only negative of his professional career.

Nonetheless, the 36-year-old is now into coaching and joined the elite list of legendary players turning managers. Notably, Mikel Arteta, Xavi, and Frank Lampard, who played with Fabregas, have hanged their boots and are in the coaching domain.

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