Lucas Leiva retires from football at age of 36 due to heart condition | Liverpool

The former Liverpool midfielder, Lucas Leiva, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36 due to a heart condition.

The Brazil international played nearly 600 games in his 17-year club career. Lucas joined Liverpool in 2007, staying at Anfield for 10 years before moving to Serie A in 2017, where he played for five seasons with Lazio.

Lucas returned last summer to his boyhood club, GrĂªmio, making 17 appearances and scoring three goals for the Brazilian side before being sidelined in December, when he was diagnosed with the heart issue after routine tests.

On Friday, Lucas…


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