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Former France international Blaise Matuidi retires from football

Former Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi has retired from professional football.

Matuidi started his career at Troyes before moving to Saint Etienne. He joined Paris Saint-Germain for around €8 million in 2011 as a replacement for Claude Makelele.

He won four Ligue 1 titles, four French League Cups, three Coupe de France titles, and five French Super Cups with PSG. Matuidi made 295 appearances for the club, scoring 33 and assisting 28.

Following his stint with PSG, Matuidi joined Juventus for €20.5 million in 2017. The powerhouse midfielder won three Serie A titles in three years with the Bianconeri. He also won one Coppa Italia in his 133 club appearances.

Matuidi joined David Beckham-owned Inter Miami in the MLS in the twilight of his career. He played 48 games before they left him off the club’s roster. He has since been a free agent.

He enjoyed success with the French national team, making 84 appearances, scoring nine goals and assisting ten. He was a crucial player for Les Bleus as they won the 2018 World Cup.

With the free time on his hands, Matuidi has focused on supporting technology start-ups. He has been doing this through a vehicle company called Origins.

The investment fund involves more than 50 athletes, including former international teammates Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante.

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