De Rossi bids emotional farewell to Roma

Sun 26 May 2019 | 22:09

Daniele De Rossi's final match as a Roma player resulted in an emotional 2-1 win over Parma in the Italian capital on Sunday.

There were plenty of tears as Daniele De Rossi said farewell to Roma after 19 years with his hometown club.

Serie A giants Roma opted not to renew De Rossi's contract and Sunday's 2-1 season-ending victory over Parma was a goodbye for the 35-year-old midfield icon.

Tears were flowing in the Stadio Olimpico stands and on the pitch in the Italian capital, where De Rossi – a two-time Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana winner – made his 616th and final Roma appearance.

De Rossi wore the captain's armband and was substituted inside the last 10 minutes to a standing ovation before Diego Perotti's late winner secured sixth position and a Europa League berth.

After the match, De Rossi embraced all of his team-mates and outgoing head coach Claudio Ranieri – who will also leave Roma having returned following Eusebio Di Francesco's sacking in March.

: captain Daniele De Rossi begins a lap of honour with his family inside a sold-out Stadio Olimpico

Former Italy international and 2006 World Cup winner De Rossi then embarked on an emotional lap of honour with his family to salute the tearful Roma fans.

: Daniele De Rossi kisses the ground in front of an adoring Curva Sud

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source: SportMob