Christian Abbiati will wave goodbye to the world of football next week and tomorrow against Roma he will be at Stadio San Siro as a player for the last time.
The 38-year-old goalkeeper, who joined Milan in 1998, will put an end to his playing career when the Rossoneri finish the season next week (May 21st) in the Coppa Italia final against Juventus.
“Tomorrow we salute the great Abbia” Milan’s official account tweeted on Friday evening, confirming the rumours. “After the final whistle, Abbiati will salute the fans. After 15 years at Milan, he says goodbye to football.”
Christian has made over 550 appearances in since making his debut with Monza in 1994. With the red and black of Milan he’s played nearly 400 matches in the 15 seasons spent, winning in the process 3 Scudetti (1998–99, 2003–04, 2010–11), one Coppa Italia (2002–03), two Suppercoppa Italiana (2004, 2011), one Champions League (2002–03) and one UEFA Super Cup (2003).
There are reports that Abbiati, who will tomorrow against Roma at San Siro start from the bench with the 17-year-old Donnarumma playing, could join Gennaro Gattuso’s coaching staff. Grazie Abbia!