Wolfsburg (AP) – VfL Wolfsburg’s Spanish football pro Ignacio Camacho has to end his career at the age of 30. The player and his club announced this during a press conference in the Volkswagen Arena.
The Spanish ex-national player will complete an apprenticeship program with the Bundesliga football team over the next two years, going through various positions in the professional division and in the junior division.
Camacho played his last Bundesliga game for VfL in September 2018, after which he had to undergo five-foot surgery. “My foot said basta. After some time of thought and many talks with doctors, it is time to say goodbye,” said Camacho. “I did everything I could to keep playing.”
Camacho was trained as a youth at Atletico Madrid and won the Europa League with the club in 2010. After six years at FC Malaga, the central midfielder moved to Wolfsburg in 2017 for a transfer fee of around 15 million euros. VfL attacker Wout Weghorst once called Camacho in a Spox interview the “best teammate” he had ever played with.