posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 04:27 PM
Uruguayan striker Ruben Sosa, who spent much of his two-decade career playing in Europe's top leagues, announced his retirement today. The slight
38-year-old made his debut for Uruguayan side Danubio in 1981, moving to Real Zaragoza in Spain three years later.
Then followed spells with Lazio and Inter Milan in Italy and Germany's Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund before a return home to play for National in
He helped lift National to the league championship in 1998, 2000 and 2001 and plans to take up a post as the club's assistant coach.
Explaining his decision to quit the player who was known as "the little prince" said: "I wanted to play on until the end of the year because I know
I've still got something left to give. But to train and then not to get a chance to play becomes complicated."
Sosa, who won his first international cap at the age of 18, added: "To watch my team-mates without being able to play alongside them's going to be
tough," he added."