Samir Handanovic confirms his career is over: farewell after two decades in professional football
Yes. Short and concise. Quite in the style of a very self-contained, even stubborn footballer, who never liked to appear in the media too much. Samir Handanovic said goodbye with one word. Yes. Yes, it’s over. The 39-year-old goalkeeper from Ljubljana confirmed to Sportklub that his remarkable career is over. After 20 years on the membership stage. Samir Handanovic leaves as a giant, one of the greatest of all time.
Samir Handanovic has played 719 games for the club. He has worn the jersey of the Slovenian national team 81 times. He won the Scudetto and played in the World Cup. He broke new records and went down in history as one of the best goalkeepers of all time. He has 455 games for Inter, only Javier Zanetti has more for the Nerazzurri than any other foreign player. He is 10th on the all-time list of most appearances for Inter.
Samir Handanovic started his career at Kodeljev, in
jersey, where many top football players grew up. Slaviša Stojanović then took him to
. He also played for Zagorje on loan, and then signed for Udinese in Italy in 2004. He was on loan at Treviso, Lazio and Rimini before proving himself as the undisputed number 1 at Udinese, moving to Inter in 2012.
After leaving San Siro, Samir Handanovic stressed that he still wants to play football. After all, he revealed a few years ago that he wanted to play at least until his 40th birthday. The plan has now finally fallen into disrepair. Samir Handanovic’s career is over. In a word. But either way, he always preferred to talk on the pitch. And it was loud there…
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