Lobont announces retirement

Goalkeeper Bogdan Lobont has announced his retirement after nine years in the Roma jersey. “The time has come to start a new phase.”

The Romanian turned 40 in January and has been at the Stadio Olimpico since 2010.

He said goodbye to the Giallorossi with an open letter published on the official Roma website.

You can read the whole thing here.

“To the fans that have always supported me, the Coaches that have taught me everything I know, the teammates that – by my side – have been the stars of so many great performances: first of all I want to say thank you, for assisting me throughout the decades of my playing career and for giving me the confidence to overcome the tough moments.

“But now has come the time to start a new phase in my career.

“This amazing adventure comes to an end at the club, Roma, that I have spent the last nine years – and where I have always felt at home.

“I also want to say thank you to the journalists, who believed in my ability and, with their constructive criticism, helped contribute towards my professional growth.

With all of them alongside me I have improved as both a man and an athlete: and I hope to be able to contribute to football even more in the future.

“Today I embark on a new phase of my life, both personally and professionally – full of strong emotions, energy and enthusiasm. So fasten your seatbelts, as we leave for a new adventure!

The best has yet to come, thank you!

With my hand on my heart, thank you!

With love and respect,


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