France World Cup winner and FC Pune City's Trezeguet retires

Jan 21, 2015, 17:37 IST | AFP

French striker David Trezeguet, who won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, and was the marquee player for FC Pune City in the inaugural season of Indian Super League, has retired

Buenos Aires: France's 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winning striker David Trezeguet, who enjoyed a decade leading the Juventus attack, has retired, Argentine daily Clarin reported.

The 37-year-old's agent had confirmed the news of his retirement yesterday according to Clarin and he was now set to rejoin Italian champions Juventus' management team where he scored 149 goals in 245 games between 2000-2010.

David Trezeguet
FC Pune City's marquee player David Trezeguet. File Pic

Despite a goal at the 1998 World Cup finals which France ultimately won, the striker's most memorable goal remains the extra-time golden-goal (sudden death) that saw France beat Italy in the Euro 2000 final.

However, he was to be the only player to miss a penalty in the 2006 World Cup final which saw Italy this time prevail in the penalty shootout -- rarely used after that by unpopular coach Raymond Domenech he decided to call it a day at international level in 2008 citing the fact the national handler would be staying on despite a woeful Euro 2008 finals.

He was born in France to an Argentine father who was at that time playing in France and although he grew up in Argentina he joined AS Monaco in 1995.

After leaving Juventus, Trezeguet played for various Argentine clubs including River Plate and Newell's Old Boys and ended his playing days at Pune City in India's Super League.

Trezeguet on target


Number of goals Trezeguet scored for French side AS Monaco in his five seasons at the club


Number of goals he scored for Italian giants Juventus in his 11 seasons at the club


Number of goals the striker scored for Argentina's River Plate in two seasons


Number of goals Trezeguet has scored for France, making him the third highest goalscorer for the country behind Thierry Henry and Michel Platini

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