Clarence Seedorf has said his official farewell to Botafogo
The Legendary Dutch Star hangs up boots to become AC Milan coach.

Clarence Seedorf confirmed on Tuesday that he has retired from professional football and will become the new coach of AC Milan.

"I am here to announce that I will retire from playing after 22 years," Seedorf said during the press conference at Botafogo headquarters.

"It has been a difficult decision, but I am satisfied with what I have achieved in my career and what I have done here at Botafogo".

"I am happy because I leave the team with qualification to the Libertadores and I leave an improved club, especially for their mentality and team spirit".

"This experience of the last year and a half has made me grow up a lot and will help me in my next step, as coach of Milan, who have hired me in a manner both elegant and correct."

Clarence Seedorf  leaves behind stunning legacy as a player and a long list of trophies. Club Honours: 4 UEFA Champions League, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 2 UEFA Super Cup, 2 Italian National League, 2 Durch National League, 1 Spanish National League, 2 Dutch Super Cup, 2 Italian Super Cup, 1 Dutch Cup, 1 Spanish Super Cup, 1 Italian Cup, 1 Carioca Championship. Individual Honours: 2 Dutch Footballer of the year, 2 UEFA Team of Year, 1 UEFA Best Midfielder, 1 FIFA World Cup Silver Ball, Real Madrid Team of the Century, FIFA 100 (List of the greatest living footballers), 1 Bola de Prata, 1 Best Player of Carioca Championship and many others individual awards.

During his illustrious 22 years career, "Mr. Champions League" played 976 games, scoring 145 goals. Clarence Seedorf is the youngest debutant (16 years and 242 days) for Ajax ever and the foreigner with the most appearances for AC Milan (432).

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