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Inter's Toldo announces retirement

July 7, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Inter Milan's veteran goalkeeper Francesco Toldo has announced his retirement from football.

Toldo celebrates Inter's 2010 Champions League triumph.
GettyImagesToldo celebrates Inter's 2010 Champions League triumph.

Toldo joined Inter from Fiorentina in 2001 and has struggled for first-team action since the arrival of Brazil's Julio Cesar in 2005.

"It will be a long holiday this year because I will stop playing," Toldo told Inter's Official website. "This is the first time I have said it officially and I'm quite emotional because it has been my job for 20 years."

The 38-year-old also represented Italy, collecting 28 caps for the Azzurri. Toldo was a key part of the Italy team that reached the final of Euro 2000, saving crucial penalties in their semi-final victory over Netherlands.