Argentine soccer player Néstor Ortigoza, considered a “legend” in the South American country, announced this Wednesday that next weekend he will end his professional career, when he plays his last game with Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro .
“I’m leaving full, I’m leaving happy, I’m happy with the decision I made”, said the midfielder from 38 years in an interview with ESPN Fútbol Argentina.
The last game Ortigoza will play —considered a “hero” for scoring the penalty that gave San Lorenzo its first and only title Copa Libertadores in its history—will be on Saturday against Club Atlético Aldosivi at the Pedro Bidegain stadium, in Buenos Aires. That day his partner, the goalkeeper Sebastián Torrico, who is 42 years old, will also retire.
This Saturday, Néstor Ortigoza and Sebastián Torrico will play their last match in #SanLorenzo. And at the end of the meeting, an unforgettable tribute will be given to both of them. The ovation WILL BE ETERNAL. Thank you for so much glory. Boedo will love them forever. pic.twitter.com/EZnwAMRZyR
– San Lorenzo (@SanLorenzo) October 19, 2022