Francesco Totti says his “love for football will never fade” as he prepares for “the last time he can wear Roma’s jersey” on Sunday. The forty-year-old Italian is to end his twenty-four-year career and become a director at the only club he has played for.
He has scored three hundred and seven goals in seven hundred and eighty-three appearances since making his Roma debut in March 1993 at the age of sixteen. Totti, a World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, has won one Serie A title and two Coppa Italias at Roma.
He was widely expected to quit playing last summer but signed a one-year extension to his contract.
This season he has made twenty-seven appearances, mostly as a substitute. Roma are second in the table, four points behind newly-crowned champions Juventus before the final day of the season on Sunday.