Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu retires from football
MAR 31, 2014 9:50a ET
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu has retired from football, terminating his contract with the Italian club and setting his sights on becoming an agent.
Inter says the club and the former Romania captain ''officially announce the mutual termination of the contract that has lasted seven years.''
The 33-year-old Chivu underwent four operations after breaking a toe on his right foot in August 2012 and has barely played for the past three seasons. His last match was in May.
Chivu played for Romania 75 times, retiring in 2011 citing injuries.