04 Jun Barcelona captain Vicky Losada to depart membership after treble glory
Barcelona captain Vicky Losada has introduced she is going to go away the membership on the finish of the season after 16 years, calling it “essentially the most troublesome choice” of her life.
This 12 months she led Barca to a treble-winning season with the membership securing the Primera Iberdrola, the Champions League and the Copa de la Reina.
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There are nonetheless three matchdays left of the Primera Iberdrola season however Barca secured the title on Could 9 after beating Granadilla.
As much as that time, they’d not misplaced a recreation all season though this run was snapped by Atletcio Madrid on Tuesday after they misplaced 4-3.
“I’m right here to announce that this can be my final season on the membership. Happiness! I am actually blissful. I arrived 16 seasons in the past on the age of 14 and completely all the pieces that I’ve skilled as a Blaugrana participant has made me the happiest particular person on this planet,” Losada stated at a information convention on Friday.
“I do know that I’m fortunate to have the ability to be right here at present saying goodbye to what is going to at all times be my house. Through the years, I’ve realized that it’s a must to be grateful so I wish to thank the membership for his or her remedy, for understanding my state of affairs in all these years and for respecting me as an expert throughout all of the phases of my profession.
“Thanks to the followers for all of the respect and affection, particularly over the last two years during which girls’s football is having a number of visibility, [thank you] to the employees for all the pieces we’ve got been via and the work that has been behind [our success]. And eventually because of my teammates as a result of, as they know, carrying the armband on this membership, it’s a nice accountability for all the pieces that it represents nevertheless it additionally represents them. I’ve by no means forgotten about it and so they have been my precedence above all.
“It has been essentially the most troublesome choice of my life, premeditated for a lot of months and plenty of tears, on the lookout for a technique to proceed right here. However I’ve to be trustworthy with myself and with all of you. The time has come to shut this stage and I can be eternally grateful. My coronary heart will at all times be Blaugrana. Thanks very a lot and visca el barca [come on Barca].”
Losada got here via La Masia and has spent most of her profession with the Catalan membership aside from an early transfer to Espanyol, a brief stint with Western New York Flash and a year-and-a-half with Arsenal within the Girls’s Tremendous League. There she received the league and the FA Cup.
The Spain worldwide leaves Barca with six league titles, one Champions League title, seven Copa de la Reina titles, one Supercopa Femenina title and eight Copa Catalyunya titles.
Eduardo Fernandez-Abascal contributed reporting to this text.