Victor Valdes Bids Farewell to Football World

Victor Valdes Bids Farewell to Football WorldVictor Valdes Bids Farewell to Football World

Upon his retirement, former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has deleted his social media accounts to remain private and bid farewell to the world of football.

He has deleted all of his Instagram photos and his Twitter account after opting to hang up his gloves. On January 1, he posted a photo of a road with the caption ‘thanks for everything’ in his Twitter but all of his messages have now been deleted, Marca reported.

Such an abrupt exit from the world of football and social media was something that he had previously hinted at in a 2015 interview. “When the light goes out someday, then I’ll be with my children, teaching them about life,” he told RAC1, the main Catalan language private radio station. “But I hope when the light does go out, it will be hard to find me.”

Since August, various media reports have hinted that he was close to retirement, having last represented Middlesbrough in 2016/17 and beginning the current season without a club. Before that, he enjoyed a very successful career with Barcelona and was one of the best goalkeepers ever to play for the club.

In 2014, he left Barca after persistent knee problems and joined Manchester United the following year but struggled at Old Trafford due to his relationship with Coach Louis van Gaal.

Now, he has indeed turned out the light and is definitively stepping away from the football world.

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