Inter Milan goalkeeper Toldo retires

Inter Milan goalkeeper Francesco Toldo is retiring from football

and will begin working for the club in an ambassadorial


Toldo played 147 times for Inter after joining from Fiorentina

in 2001, and was on the bench when the team won the Champions

League in May.

Toldo said on Wednesday: “This season will be long because I am

stopping playing. It is the first time that I’ve announced it and I

feel quite emotional.”

The 38-year-old Toldo won 28 caps for Italy and was first choice

for the team that finished second at the 2000 European


In the semifinal against the Netherlands he saved three

penalties to help Italy to the final. He also won the 1994 European

Under-21 Championship.