Olivera reveals heart problem

by | May 8, 2021 09:29 | Latest

Former Juventus, Genoa, Sampdoria, Fiorentina and Brescia player Ruben Olivera announced he is retiring due to a cardiac irregularity.

Now 38, he had still been playing in Serie D with club Racing Aprilia.

“I will no longer play football and it is not entirely just my decision, as I was diagnosed with a cardiac problem three weeks ago,” the Uruguayan told the official Aprilia website.

“With the passion that I have for football, I don’t want to end it this way. This is why I have decided to begin a new career as a coach.”

Former Juventus, Genoa, Sampdoria, Fiorentina and Brescia player Ruben Olivera announced he is retiring due to a cardiac irregularity.

Now 38, he had still been playing in Serie D with club Racing Aprilia.

“I will no longer play football and it is not entirely just my decision, as I was diagnosed with a cardiac problem three weeks ago,” the Uruguayan told the official Aprilia website.

“With the passion that I have for football, I don’t want to end it this way. This is why I have decided to begin a new career as a coach.”

Olivera spent much of his career in Italy, although he did pick up 18 senior caps for Uruguay.

He came to Juventus in 2002, also playing for Danubio FC, Atletico Madrid, Sampdoria, Penarol, Genoa, Lecce, Fiorentina, Brescia, Latina, LDU Quito, Ostiamare and Racing Aprilia.

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