Zapata: “After seven wonderful years I leave Milan, this chapter in my career will remain forever in my heart”

Cristian Zapata before Milan-SPAL at Stadio San Siro on December 29, 2018. (

Cristian Zapata has bid his goodbye from Milan as he’s about to begin new experience – most likely at Genoa.

The contract of Zapata will officially expire in 6 days and the center back looks set to stay in Italy with Genoa practically agreeing a deal to sign the 32-year-old.

Cristian joined Milan in 2012 from Villarreal and in the last season he showed that he’s capable of still providing strong performances. However, the club decided not to offer Zapata a two-year extension, and so the parties part ways.

“After seven wonderful years I leave Milan,” Zapata wrote on his Instagram account on Monday. “I want to thank the club for giving me the chance to play for one of the most prestigious teams in the world; all the teammates I had during this long and intense period, the Coaches who helped me grow as a footballer and as a man, all the guys at Milanello, my real friends and, above all, the fans: simply fantastic, you’ve always supported me and shown me incredible affection.

“Thank you everyone. That closes a chapter in my career, which will remain forever in my heart.”

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Good luck everywhere u go and wish u all the best.


Christian Zapata…you are true professional…u have stayed by the club through thick and thin…Your contract would have been extended had it not been for the mess we are in. . With tears…I wish you all the best Christian….Stay blessed…


very nice coment 🙂 A truely professional Defender.


A true professional. I for one count you as a legend. Go and excel!