Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Ex-Barca Goalie Valdes 'Disappears' From Social Media After Retirement From Football

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has retired from football and has deleted all of his social media accounts.
The decision came on New Year's Day as the 35-year-old revealed he now wants to focus on his family following his decision to hang up his gloves.

Back in 2015 Valdes said in an interview that when he retires from football he would delete all his social media accounts in order to fully focus on his family.
“When the light goes out someday, then it will go out and I’ll be with my children, teaching them about life,” he told RAC1.

“But I hope that when the light does go out, it will be hard to find me.”
Valdes had a glittering career at Barcelona making 387 appearances and winning the Champions League three times. He is rightly considered one of the best keepers ever to pull on the Blaugrauna jersey.
Valdes struggled to replicate the success he had in Spain when he moved to Man United

The 35-year-old was also in the Spain squad that won the World Cup in 2010 and the Euros 2012, but had to play second fiddle to Iker Cassilas.

He has been without a club after leaving Middlesbrough in May last year.

Also at Barcelona, Valdes won the Spanish league title six times and the Copa del Rey twice in his 12 years at the club.

The goalkeeper also helped the Catalan giants to their historic treble in 2009, with Barcelona being the first Spanish team to do so.
Middlesbrough was Valdes' last club before retiring, where he spent a year of his career

Valdes left the Camp Nou after persistent knee problems. He then joined Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United in 2014. The move didn’t turn out to be a total success and he left two years later for Standard Liege on loan before finishing his career at Middlesbrough.

Valdes, who came through the ranks at Nou Camp, also won two FIFA Club World Cup triumphs. He won 20 caps for Spain.

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