Spain’s record-breaking top goalscorer David Villa will resign one month from now, toward the finish of Japan’s J-League season.
The previous Barcelona striker will end a 19-year vocation, where he won the 2010 World Cup and 2008 European Championship with his nation.
The 37-year-old, who likewise won two La Liga titles and the Champions League with Barca, said he had been contemplating the choice “for quite a while”.
“I needed to resign from football, not be compelled to resign,” he included.
Manor, who has been playing for Vissel Kobe this year after four seasons in the United States with New York City, will turn into a financial specialist in Queensboro FC, another establishment situated in the New York area of Queens that will play in the second level of US football.
“Despite the fact that I will never again be on the pitch, I will keep on being engaged with football in different manners and will keep on adding to the football world,” he said.
Manor scored multiple times for Spain, playing in three World Cups, lifting the trophy in 2010 in the wake of winning the European Championship two years prior.
He likewise scored the third objective for Barcelona at Wembley in the 3-1 win over Manchester United in the 2010-11 Champions League Final.