MILAN, Sept 23 — North Macedonian forward Goran Pandev is retiring from professional football, he said on Thursday.

The 39-year-old announced on Instagram that after 22 years, 644 games and 139 goals for several clubs, including Lazio, Inter Milan, Napoli and Genoa, it was time to end his career.

“A wonderful chapter ends ... I bring with me incredible baggage full of emotions ... I am happy to have shared them with you. With all my heart,” Pandev wrote on Instagram.

Pandev played in 122 internationals and won the Champions League with Inter in 2010 and five Coppa Italia titles. — Reuters