Former FC Barcelona defender Gabriel Milito announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, closing a career that spanned stints in Argentina and Spain. Milito signed for FC Barcelona from Zaragoza in 2007, and enjoyed a successful first season with the club. He suffered from a string of minor and major injuries in subsequent seasons and left the club in 2011 for Argentine outfit Independiente. In announcing his retirement Milito admitted that his “reasons were obvious: I was forcing it mentally and physically. The next season with Independiente was going to be difficult.”
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