2002 Joaquín announces retirement at age 41 after being blocked by Lee Woon-jae in penalty shoot-out

 Joaquin Sanchez (41, Real Betis) takes off his soccer boots.

Joaquin said through social media (SNS), “The moment has come to say that it is the final season. Real Betis is like my life. Retirement does not mean parting, but means that we will meet again soon.” With this, Joaquin will finish his football career after the 2022-23 season.

Real Betis announced the news of Joaquin’s retirement and posted numerous past photos and videos of Joaquin on social media (SNS). Beneath it was written “The day I have to deliver sad news.” In addition, the uniforms worn by Joaquin were listed by season to review the history. Joaquin wore the number 17 shirt in 13 of the 15 seasons he played for Real Betis. He wore number 27 in his rookie year and number 7 in the 2015–16 season.

Joaquin is a striker born in 1981. He grew up in the Real Betis youth team, where he made his professional debut. He played for Valencia from 2006 to 2011. He also briefly played for Malaga and Fiorentina. In 2015, he returned to his hometown team, Real Betis, where he is active to this day.

He was also active in the Spanish national team. He was first selected for the national team in 2002 and participated in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. In the quarterfinals of this tournament, he faced South Korea. At that time, Korea and Spain drew 0-0 after an extra bloody fight. In the penalty shootout that proceeded immediately, Joaquín stepped up as the Spaniard’s number 4 kicker. Joaquin’s shot was blocked by goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae.

The Korea-Spain match was the 5th A match in Joaquin’s soccer career. In February of that year, at the age of 20, Joaquin, who took the opportunity to make his A-match debut, participated in major major tournaments such as the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, Euro 2004, and the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He scored 4 goals and 4 assists in 51 appearances in his A-match career.

He also won the championship cup several times.메이저놀이터 Joaquin won two Spanish King’s Cups with Real Betis. Real Betis has won three King’s Cup titles in its history, two of which were with Joaquin. He also lifted the King’s Cup once in Valencia.

He also appeared in 615 Spanish La Liga matches, ranking second in the most appearances category. The first place is the record of Andoni Subisaretta (622 games, retirement). Joaquin only needs to play in eight more games to become the number one player in most appearances. Real Betis have nine games left in the remainder of the season.

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