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Djordjevic calls it a day after 12 titles with Olympiakos

Olympiakos’s soccer captain Predrag Djordevic announced yesterday that he will hang up his boots this summer. In a statement appearing on the official website of the Greek champion club, the Serb announced that «after 20 years I have decided to put an end to my career as a soccer player. This decision was particularly difficult to take, as soccer, at the top or any other level, has offered me some very strong and special feelings.» «The 13 years I have spent at the big family of Olympiakos are particularly important as I have had some unique moments by taking part in significant games and winning many titles,» added Djordjevic in his statement. The 36-year-old winger has won 12 league titles and four cups with Olympiakos, and could add a fifth this coming May. His expected retirement will likely set the tone for the title celebrations Olympiakos is preparing for the end of the season. It may also make Olympiakos insist more on keeping Argentine winger Sebastian Leto, who has been in Piraeus this season on loan from Liverpool.