Former Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has announced his immediate retirement from football.
The 36-year-old calls time on a career during which he won the World Cup with Spain, the Premier League twice at Chelsea and La Liga with Barcelona.
“It is with great sadness that the time has come for me to hang up my playing boots,” Fabregas posted on Instagram.
He ends his career one year into a two-year contract with Italian club Como in Serie B.
Fabregas says he will now move into the dugout by coaching Como’s reserve and youth teams.