Multiple injuries made it difficult for Garay to continue playing football.
Former Real Madrid andValencia
defender Ezequiel Garay has finally decided to retire after suffering a long-term injury.
Between 2008 and 2011, Garay played three seasons at Real Madrid and then joined Valencia, where he played until 2016. The Argentine defender also played for Benfica and Zenit, but has not played since 2020 after leaving Valencia.
Now he has announced that he has turned down offers due to his injuries and intends to retire from football.
“For three years, I have been silently fighting, trying to find a solution to the problem that appeared unexpectedly,” he said in a social media announcement.
“Intense pain that even stopped me from walking at times.
“In February 2020, I suffered another serious injury from which I recovered. I even managed to negotiate with several clubs for my return.
“But the truth is that I can’t. I cannot play anymore, and if I had accepted an offer, I would feel I would be cheating that club, the fans and myself.”