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Inzaghi calls time on career

July 24, 2012
By ESPN staff

Italian legend Filippo Inzaghi has hung up his boots in order to continue his career at AC Milan as the club's youth-team coach.

Filippo Inzaghi
GettyImagesFilippo Inzaghi scored twice against Liverpool in 2007 Champions League final

Inzaghi, 38, retires as Milan's greatest-ever goalscorer in European competition, with 43 strikes, and holds the record for the most hat-tricks in Serie A, with ten.

The former Juventus striker moved to the San Siro in 2001 and later memorably scored both goals as Milan beat Liverpool 2-1 in the 2007 Champions League final in Athens.

But the veteran made just seven substitute appearances for the Rossoneri last season, scoring the final goal of his 22-year career with an 82nd-minute winner in his farewell appearance, a 2-1 win over Novara on May 13.

He ends his career second on the all-time goalscoring charts in European competition with 70, bettered only by Raul's 77, and in all he scored 126 times in 300 appearances for Milan.

He added 25 in 57 caps for Italy, who never lost a match in which Inzaghi scored.

He had been linked with moves to Watford, under new coach Gianfranco Zola, or Malaga but has signed a two-year contract to coach Milan's Allievi Nazionali, their junior squad.