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Alessandro Nesta to retire at season end

October 21, 2013
By ESPN staff

Former AC Milan and Lazio defender Alessandro Nesta on Sunday announced his retirement following the end of the MLS season.

The 37-year-old Montreal Impact player and 2006 World Cup winner told Sky Sports he plans to move into coaching when he finishes playing.

"We'll see what level, but I feel that it's something that I can do," he said. "I plan to rest for a couple of months before learning the trade."

Nesta played over 200 games for the red half of Milan, winning two domestic championships, a Coppa Italia, two UEFA Super Cups and two Champions League crowns.

Those success-laden years followed on from his earlier career with Lazio where he first won the Serie A title, Coppa Italia, Super Cup and UEFA's Cup Winners' Cup.

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