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Barcelona Icon Deletes All Social Media After Retirement

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Barcelona legend Victor Valdes has deleted all his social media profiles after deciding to retire from football.

The goalkeeper, 35, was a vital part of the Blaugrana’s most successful era between 2005 and 2014, when he left on a free transfer to pursue other challenges.

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Unfortunately for Valdes, a serious knee injury at that time meant he couldn’t play for a year. By the time he had joined Manchester United and his former boss in 2015, he had lost his confidence and only played once at Old Trafford.

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An unsuccessful loan spell at Belgian side Standard Liege, Valdes spent one full season at Middlesbrough in the Premier League last year but couldn’t stop the Teessiders’ relegation.

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He retires having won three Champions Leagues, a European Championship, a World Cup and six LaLiga titles, but has deleted all his profiles as he wants a quiet life away from football.

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