Former Chelsea forward announces he will retire at end of 2019/20 campaign

Grab the tissues, Blues. Former Chelsea striker Claudio Pizarro has confirmed that he will retire at the end of the 2019/20 campaign, as Goal have reported.

Every single striker who failed to produce their best performance level in a Chelsea shirt tends to have a special place in our hearts, for whatever reason.

Unfortunately for Pizarro, he falls into that bracket, having managed to score just two goals in 32 appearances during a forgettable stint at Chelsea.

Of course, he netted a combined 57 goals in the two seasons after departing Stamford Bridge. That’s just the way the cold wind blows in these parts.

Pizarro went on to have an extremely decorated career, even if he wasn’t able to make the Premier League a happy hunting ground. Unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end.

Goal report that Pizarro has confirmed that the 2019/20 campaign will be his last, with the now 40-year-old to retire from the game next summer.

Well, Claudio, it’s about time!