Ex-Roma defender Mehdi Benatia retires from football

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma defender Mehdi Benatia has decided to retire from professional football.

The Marocco international, who featured in 33 games and scoring 5 goals for Roma between 2013 and 2014, made the following announcement on Instagram:

“After more than 15 years of ‘good and loyal’ services to football, after playing in the biggest competitions, I have decided to end my career.”

“Thanks to those who allowed me to build myself along the way. I want to pay tribute to all the clubs that I have visited OM, Lorient, Tours, Clermont, Udinese, Roma… ”


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