In an emotional adieu to a sport that he has enlivened for nearly two decades, Mauro Boselli, the legendary Argentine striker of Club León fame, announced his retirement from professional soccer. Boselli’s departure comes as the Argentine Professional League’s current season winds down, marking the end of an illustrious journey.
Boselli’s retirement announcement was shared with his followers through a heartfelt video on his Instagram, where he expressed his gratitude for the unwavering support over his 19-year career. At 38, the ‘Matador’ now turns his attention to new personal ambitions.
“Today I want to tell you that, when the season ends, I will close my career as a professional footballer,” Boselli stated, making a special mention of Estudiantes de La Plata, the club that provided him the stage for his final professional acts.
Reflecting on his career, Boselli acknowledged the challenges faced in Europe, but remained grateful, highlighting his time with Club León as a defining chapter. “It was a wonderful story: a two-time championship, being champion scorer three times, and being one of the top scorers in the history of the institution. Being a Fiera, for me, without a doubt, was, is, and will be a source of pride,” the Argentine striker reminisced.
Records and Reminiscence
After joining Club León in 2013, Boselli etched his name into the annals of the club, amassing 130 goals and securing his place as the second all-time top scorer, just shy of the legendary Dumbo López’s 136 goals. His peak came during the 2014 Apertura tournament, where he not only clinched the championship but was also the top scorer with 12 goals.
Despite his success, Boselli’s journey with Club León concluded in 2019, leading him to Corinthians in Brazil, Cerro Porteño in Paraguay, and ultimately, back to Argentina with Estudiantes de La Plata.
As the football world bids farewell to one of its most cherished players, Boselli’s legacy remains a testament to his skill, passion, and the indelible mark he’s left on the game.