Snapshot: Boca Juniors Legend Martin Palermo Retires, Dons Amazing Cape For The Occasion

Chris Wright

14th, June 2011


By Chris Wright

At the grand old age of 37 (though we’d swear that he’s been 37 for at least the last five years) and after scoring a million goals in a thousand appearances over two spells at the club, Boca Juniors’ veteran striker Martin Palermo played his last ever game at La Bombonera at the weekend.

Boca still have one away game left to play before Palermo officially calls it a day, so the Azul y Oro supporters took the opportunity to wave goodbye to the man they call ‘Titan’ with streams of tears, ticker tape, various banners and flags, a solo harmonica rendition of the Argentinian national anthem and a rather handsome cape…

Muchos gracias to Dirty Tackle for the spot/Video: 101GG

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  1. Nick says:

    Palermo’s been an amazing servant to the game, I just wish that he had been able to replicate his Argentinian form in Europe. It was a tragedy that he suffered a double leg break at Villereal that prevented him from really making an impact. But then perhaps he would never have been able to become the Boca legend that he has, and I bet he wouldn’t swap that for the world.

    But lets not mention the hat-trick penalty miss…..

  2. eamo says: bad break never would happen in d prem

  3. Nick says:

    Yeah, it’s a crazy way to get injured, horrendously unlucky.

  4. Waterboy says:

    this guy looks quite German to me.

  5. divino says:

    German? Dude he colors his hair. He looks so italian its not even funny.. you

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