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Former Madrid midfielder Guti retires
Madrid, Spain (Sports Network) - Former Real Madrid midfielder Guti announced his retirement on Friday, bringing an end to a 15-year career spent at the Bernabeu.
The 35-year-old broke into Real Madrid's senior team in 1995, and went on to play in nearly 400 matches for the club until his departure in 2010 when he joined Turkish side Besiktas.
During his time with Madrid, Guti helped the club win three Champions League titles and five La Liga crowns, while he also won the Turkish Cup in his initial season at Besiktas.
"The decision has been made," Guti said in statement on Marca.com. "I have received offers but I've decided to stop. I can now spend more time with my family.
"I'm going to train to become a sporting director or a coach and I'd like to train youngsters.
"I'd really like to coach the Real Madrid youth team. That's my dream."
Guti also earned 13 caps for Spain's national team, scoring three goals.
09/21 17:19:41 ET
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