Winds up his playing career

“It’s the right time, I am proud”


Imanol Agirretxe has decided to quit football. After having played eleven seasons at Real Sociedad’s first team, 272 games and 75 goals later, the forward has decided to end his profesional career. He chatted to Real Sociedad TV and was deeply touched to announce his retirement which he did with a message to the txuri-urdin family. 

“Hi txuri-urdin fans. I just want to tell you that today is a very special and happy day for me. I am looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life. I am happy with my decision, because it is what I feel. I am determined to do this because I feel it. I wanted to announce it and tell you that it is a happy day for me. I started my career a long time ago when I played my first game with the first team. When we were at the top, I played in the txuri-urdin shirt. It’s been a very special career, a dream come true. I feel proud and I am ready to say goodbye and finish my career in football; it is time. I am excited to begin a new chapter of my life. I embrace you. Eskerrik asko. Thank you”. 

Tribute at Anoeta and Gold and Diamond Badge

We will bid farewell to Imanol Agirretxe after a brilliant career at Real Sociedad. The player from Usurbil will be honored on September 15 in the game against FC Barcelona at Anoeta. He will receive the Club's Gold and Diamond Badge 

Farewell press conference

Imanol Agirretxe, together with the President Jokin Aperribay, will appear before the media at 13:30 at Zubieta.

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