Former defender of OM, Nice and Lille, Civelli retires and opens bakeries

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Passed by Marseille, Nice or Lille, the former Argentine defender Renato Civelli decided to retire at 37 years old. He has already prepared his post-career by opening bakeries.

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Ligue 1 followers remember him as a rough defender, an old-fashioned stopper, a real boss on and off the pitch. Passed in particular by Marseilles, Nice and Lille, the Argentinian Renato Civelli decided to hang up the crampons at 37 years old, after a last freelance in his country, in Huracan. With the feeling of duty accomplished, without regrets.

“It’s been 18 years of professionalism. I could have continued six months or a year, I feel good physically, I haven’t missed a training for years, but it was the moment. The reflection started from the beginning of the year. I have never been a very high level player but in the end, I played games with less intensity, without an audience, I lost more often. -he in an interview given to Nice-Matin.

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He opened several bakeries

Trained in Banfield, he flew to Europe in 2006, heading to OM, where he had experienced a mixed experience. After his return to Argentina, Nice had convinced him to return to Ligue 1 in 2010. Taulier of the defense of the Aiglons for three years, he then spun in Turkey, at Bursaspor, before signing for Lille in 2015. A club that ‘he had left two years later to return to Banfield. In total, Civelli is 207 Ligue 1 games on the clock (and 20 goals), including 131 with Nice. His post-career could also be linked to the new team of Christophe Galtier. “I had spoken with Julien (Fournier) about the possibility of working for the club as a scout in South America. It could please me and allow me to get closer to Nice. I had the possibility of integrating a structure agents, but I don’t want to be a salesperson, to knock on the door. It has never been my thing, “he explains to Nice-Matin.

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While waiting for a possible recruiter job, it is in a completely different field that he began a retraining. “I have been preparing for the post-career for a while. I have several bakeries in Buenos Aires, we are going to open two more soon. These are great challenges. I have always been interested in a lot of things. never believed I was the best, my ego helped me, but it wasn’t oversized. Post-football doesn’t scare me. There are some very beautiful things to be experienced. “

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