Which players announced their retirement in the year 2020?
The year 2020 will be forever remembered by the players. In the same year, De Rossi, Vincent Kompany, Olympic champion Lin Dan and Maria Sharapova announced their retirement. The Corona epidemic also ended the hopes of many players.
The players who announce their retirement in 2020 are as follows:
Buenos Aires, January 7
Former Italy international Daniel De Rossi announced his retirement from football on Monday, within six months of joining Argentina’s legendary Boca Junior.
De Rossi played just seven matches for the team based in Buenos Aires and scored a goal during this period. De Rossi played for Roma for 18 years.
He split from the club at the end of last season. He played 117 matches for Italy between 2004 and 2017 and was a member of the Italy World Cup-winning team during the 2006 World Cup.
Leighton John Baines
Liverpool, 27 July
Everton defender Leighton John Baines announced his retirement after playing the 420th match for the team.
“I am extremely proud to have represented Everton for the past 13 years and the decision to retire was very difficult for me,” said Baines, a 35-year-old former England defender, in a message to fans of Everton on the club’s official website.
Berlin, 31 July
Defender Benedikt Howedes, who helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup title, retired from football on Friday for family reasons.
Thirty-two-year-old Howes decided to leave the locomotive Moscow last month with mutual consent. The Russian League was also suspended due to the Coronavirus epidemic.
Madrid, 4 August
Former Spain and Real Madrid veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas officially announced his retirement on Tuesday, almost a year after playing his last match.
The 39-year-old player was signed to Portugal’s Club Porto but did not play a competitive match after a heart attack in May last year. He joined the Real Madrid club at the age of just nine.
He played 725 matches for the club in 16 seasons and won 19 titles. He played 167 matches for Spain and won the Under-20 World Cup title.
Brussels, 17 August
Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany on Monday retired from his 17-year playing career to focus on his career as a coach.
The 34-year-old Kompany has now left the City team and will serve as a full coach with Belgian team Anderleish.
West Bromwich (UK), 27 August
Midfielder Gareth Barry, who played a record 653 matches in the Premier League, retired from football at the age of 39.
Barry played 53 matches for England. He joined Aston Villa in 1997 after playing with the Brighton youth team.
A year later, he made his debut for Villa’s senior team at the age of 17 and then played 441 matches for Villa before joining Manchester City in 2009. He helped Manchester City win the Premier League title in 2012 after which he joined Everton.
He also played for Goodison Park for four years before coming to West Brom in 2017.
Wolfsburg (Germany), 14 September
Spain and Atletico Madrid former midfielder Ignacio Camacho announced his retirement from football on Monday after not recovering from injury.
The thirty-year-old Camacho was injured during the German Cup for Wolfsburg in 2017. His ankle was hurt.
After this, five of his operations were done. He played his last competitive match in September 2018. He played a match for Spain in 2014 against Germany.
Javier Alejandro Mascherano
Buenos Aires, 16 November
Former Argentina and Barcelona footballer Javier Alejandro Mascherano announced his retirement from the sport after a stunning 17-year career.
The 36-year-old started his career in 2003 with the home team ‘River Plate’. He made the announcement on Sunday after his current Superliga team Estudiantes lost 0–1 in a league match against Argentinos Juniors.
With Barcelona, he won a total of 19 trophies in eight years with five La Liga titles and two Champions League titles.\
Paris, 26 February
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32.
The Russian star won his Grand Slam title at the 2016 Australian Open before a 15-month ban after failing to test banned substances.
The former Russian number one ranked player did not play last year due to a shoulder problem. She lost a lot of matches when she started playing.
Sharapova, who became Wimbledon winner at the age of 17 in 2004, became the world’s number one player in 2005. The following year he won the US Open title.
She won the title at the French Open in 2012 and became the 10th female player to complete a career Grand Slam. He then won an Olympic silver medal.
Bob and Mike Bryan
New York, August 27
The legendary American pair of Bob and Mike Bryan said goodbye to tennis on Thursday. The Bryan brothers together won 16 Grand Slam titles, 119 Tour level titles, and an Olympic gold medal in 2012.
They both ended the season 10 as the top pair in the ATP doubles rankings and also played a key role in winning the Davis Cup to America in 2007. Both brothers are 42 years old.
The California-born Bryan brothers had already said that 2020 would be their final season on the ATP Tour. The pair together won five doubles titles at the US Open.
Berlin, 21 October
Former Wimbledon semifinalist Julia Görges announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday at the age of 31. The German player reached the ninth-best ranking in 2018.
She lost to Serena Williams in straight sets in the semi-finals of Wimbledon 2018. She was runner-up at the French Open 2014 in mixed doubles with Nenad Zimonjic.
She also reached the final of the Fed Cup in Germany in 2014. Julia has been the winner of the Stuttgart in 2011 and the WTA Elite Trophy in Moscow and Juhai in 2017.
Delhi, January 2
Indian women’s hockey team defender Sunita Lakra announced her retirement from international hockey on Thursday due to a knee injury.
She was part of the silver medal-winning team at the 2018 Asian Games. He said that he would have to undergo knee surgery again due to the injury.
In this way, the 28-year-old’s dream of making a place in the Indian team for the Tokyo Olympics was shattered.
London, 20 February
Great Britain’s Eastern women’s hockey captain Alex Danson-Bennett announced his retirement on Thursday after an injury.
Thirty-four-year-old Denson-Bennett was a member of the US team that won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
She was joint top scorer during the tournament. Danson-Bennett, however, had not been playing since suffering a head injury 18 months ago.
Delhi, 24 April
Mathias Boe, Denmark’s top doubles badminton player of the London Olympics 2012 and World Championship 2013 silver medalist, has said goodbye to his bright career.
In his two-decade career, the 39-year-old teamed with players such as Michael Jensen, Thomas Hovgaard and Michael Lamp. This was followed by a successful pairing with Carsten Mogensen.
Olympic champion Lin Dan
Beijing, July 4
Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China, one of the greatest players in badminton history, said goodbye to international badminton on Saturday.
He won gold medals at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and London Olympics 2012.
Lynn Dann has won five World Championship titles and six All England titles in addition to two Olympic golds in her golden career. He has won 666 singles titles to his name.
Athlete Zhang Guowei
Shanghai, April 6
China’s World Championship silver medalist high jump athlete Zhang Guowei shocked his fans by retiring at the age of 28.
Famous for celebrating in his special style, Zhang won a silver medal at the Beijing 2015 World Championships. He also participated in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Mixed Martial Art
Dublin, 7 June
Ireland’s professional ‘mixed martial artist’ and boxer Conor McGregor announced his retirement for the third time in four years.
This former UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) champion of two classes also announced his retirement in 2016 and 2019. But on his Twitter account on Sunday morning, he announced his retirement for the third time and also posted a photo of himself and his mother.
The thirty-one-year-old superstar made a comeback in January at UFC 246 after the second announcement of retirement from the first round match against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.
Kyiv (Ukraine), 10 June
Oleksandra Gojadik, former world champion of lightweight boxing, has retired. His manager announced this on Wednesday.
Gojadik won the World Boxing Championship (WBC) title in December 2018. He then knocked out Adonis Stevenson, who then held the title for five years.
Gojadik also won a bronze medal for Ukraine in light heavyweight at the London Olympics 2012.
New Delhi, 11 May
Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman player to win a medal at the Paralympic Games, has retired from active sports and made the decision before becoming the chairman of the Paralympic Committee (PCI) of India earlier this year.
Deepa, however, revealed this on Monday. 49-year-old Deepa, who won a silver medal in the F-53 event of the Rio Paralympic Games 2016, was elected PCI President in the February elections held on the directions of the Delhi High Court.
The Sports Ministry has refused to recognize PCI. Deepa told PTI, “Who said that I announced to retire today? I had retired in September last year before filing nomination papers but I had not made a public announcement.”
Raneem El Welily
Cairo, 25 June
The world’s number one squash player, Raneem Mohamed Yasser Saad El-Din El Welily, announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday.
She was the first Arab woman to reach number one in any sport. The 31-year-old Egyptian player achieved the top ranking for the first time in 2015. Two years later, he won the World Championship.
New York, July 30
Star player Jose Reyes said goodbye to baseball on Wednesday.
Thirty-seven-year-old Reyes announced his retirement on Twitter. Reyes played for the Mets from 2003 to 2011 and then joined the Miami Marlins for six years on a $ 106 million contract as a free agent.