Javier Zanetti is retiring, so have a look at his remarkable career in Panini stickers
A 21-year career, the final 19 of which were with Inter Milan, will come to an end for Javier Zanetti at the end of the season. He's barely changed since joining the Italian giants.
Just days after one legend, Alessandro Del Piero, announced he was done with football, another great of Italian football has announced he too is to quit. Javier Zanetti, a regular in all our football lives for nigh on two decades has said today that he will quit the game at the end of the season.
The 40-year-old defender has been with Inter Milan since 1995, and he notched up 145 caps for his country Argentina too. The plan is for Zanetti to become a director at Inter, and after winning virtually every honour in the game in his time with the club, it is fitting that he stays with them.
As well as being known as a superb defender, Zanetti was also famous for looking and playing exactly the same way during his entire career. He simply never seemed to age and this collection of stickers from each of his seasons at Inter confirms that.
Hat-tip to Old School Panini