Javier Mascherano immediately put a point behind his career. The 36-year-old Argentinian midfielder of Estudiantes de La Plata announced this Sunday at a press conference.
Mascherano was released in Europe for West Ham United, Liverpool and FC Barcelona. The Argentine won the title five times with Barça, twice the Champions League and twice the World Cup.
He came to 147 international and won the World Cup final with Argentina in 2014.
Mascherano held Orange from World Cup finals
In the Netherlands Mascherano is forever attached to Arjen Robben and a painful injury. In the semi-final of the 2014 World Championships, he won a goal of the breakthrough Oranje-International at a 0-0 stand in injury time.
Mascherano blocked Robbens shot with an extreme effort. However, the Argentinian had to pay for that with a torn anus.