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Croatia striker retires from football at 35

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Former AC Milan, Juventus and Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.

Mandzukic was released by the Rossoneri this summer after his six-month contract came to an end, and he found his name linked with a whole host of teams across the globe, including links to Barcelona.

Just a few days after the closure of the transfer window, Mandzukic confirmed that his football career had come to an end, announcing his retirement in the former of a letter to his younger self on Instagram.

“Dear little Mario. When you put these boots on for the first time, you won’t even imagine what you will get to experience in football,” he wrote. “You’ll score goals at the biggest stages and you’ll win the biggest trophies with the biggest clubs. Proudly representing your nation, you will help write the history of Croatian sports.

“You’ll succeed because you’ll have good people around you – teammates, coaches, fans, and family, agent and friends who will always be there for you. You’ll be forever grateful to all of them!

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