Rafael Cretaro retires from League of Ireland footballby Andrew Dempsey
League of Ireland veteran Rafael Cretaro has confirmed that he is to retire from professional football.
The 39-year-old retires from the professional ranks having played the past twenty years in Irish football.
While operating in the League of Ireland, Cretaro played for Sligo Rovers, Galway United Bohemians and most recently, Finn Harps.
However, he is most well-known for his stint at Sligo Rovers where he spent 17 seasons at the Showgrounds.
While at the Bit O’Red, the Tubbercurry forward made over 500 appearances for the club and scored over 80 goals for the club.
The Sligo native said on Twitter this afternoon: “Don’t cry because it’s over smile because it happened, football owes me nothing i owe it everything. A simple Go raibh maith agat.”
Don’t cry because it’s over smile because it happened, football owes me nothing i owe it everything.
Go raibh maith agat pic.twitter.com/MzOGs5g9Sa