Matias Fernandez, former teammate of Juan Vargas and Gabriel Costa, announced his Retirement from professional football.


Matias Fernandez, midfielder born in Argentina, but who defends the shirt of the Chilean national team, announced the end of his career at the age of 36.

On October 17, 2007, during his visit, the Peruvian team lost 2-0 to Chile. The goals were scored by Humberto Suazo and the young Matias Fernandez, who at the time defended the Spanish shirt of Villarreal, but later participated in a team with Juan Vargas and Gabriel Costa. As it is today, after 16 years, he announced his retirement from professional football.

“The day has come to say goodbye to my great passion: football. I only have words of gratitude. I thank God for making many dreams come true that I had when I started playing”, was part of the message sent by the Argentine-Chilean nationalized in video posted on social media. .

Although his last team was La Serena, just three years ago he was teammates with Gabriel Costa at Colo-Colo. And he wasn’t the only Peruvian to have him on the team. In the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, “Matigol” also held training sessions and matches with Juan Vargas at Fiorentina in Serie A.

In addition to the video, Matias Fernández made a post showing him wearing the different shirts he defended throughout his career. For the Chilean national team, he played 74 games, scored 14 goals, was a player in the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 and won the Copa América in 2015, a tournament in which he hit the “perfect penalty”, according to a study by the nation’s SB.

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