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theglasscase

One of the great legends of the club, 560 appearances, 9 Serie A titles and multiple Coppa Italias. A tremendous leader and captain, a great personality, and just a brilliant reader of the game, a great celebrator of blocks and clearances at key moments, and of course, a cynical bastard when there’s an attacking player who needs to be stopped with no regard for the laws of the game. He will be missed.


EntrepreneurWooden99

Wdym no regards for the laws? Man knows the rulebook by heart and knows how to stop an attacker without getting red carded. Absolute bloody legend


mBertin

He knows all the loopholes to make the perfect tactical fouls, almost Saul Goodman-esque. For all that people talk about the Saka shirt pull, [that handball vs Monaco](https://youtu.be/5BlVnKbmzoA) was an even crazier moment.


SteezyAs314

I had never seen this before. My guess is this is in front of the net so he took the handball penalty for a free kick to save a goal?


Mjerjen

Apparently he only got a yellow


geo0rgi

I’ve always absolutely hated him and his shenanigans every game I’ve seen him play, but I cannot deny the lad knew how to pull it off. It’s probably the same for opposing players when they play against Ibra. In a weird way I’ll miss him, players like him add personality to the game, as much as you hate them at the given moment.


spiegro

Love to hate that bastard and I'm so fucking glad he's gone. I will miss him.


TheNextBattalion

Speaking of crazy, he also got into Luis Suarez's head enough that he [bit Chiellini during a World Cup match](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tVdCQaH0vs). Didn't draw a card, but Suarez got banned for four months.


Shinkopeshon

It's gonna be weird not seeing him in Serie A anymore, he will definitely be missed. A legend in every sense of the word.


Brock_Samsonite

Right? Im Fiorentina and I am gonna miss him even.


P_Alcantara

As you should, he played for us for a season.


Theumaz

What a beautiful sending off. He’s not even sad he’s just happy


ScorpiaHP

Was so heartwarming watching him go off like that. Looks like a man who's satisfied and genuinely happy with his time at the club


ForceMac10RushB

Absolutely. No regrets in that smile, just gratitude.


NecessaryAirport-75

Helps that he captained Italy to a trophy last summer, bittersweet otherwise


ForceMac10RushB

I'm English, mate. I was absolutely devastated that night, and for about a week after. But it's just a game when it comes down to it. Without the crushing lows, the highs wouldn't matter as much. The best team won on the day. Simple as that. That's why we love the game. And after the career he's had, he deserves it IMO. I hope he looks at that medal every day, and smiles. No bitterness from me, just respect.


imanAholebutimfunny

Don't worry, your nation is stacked with only more scary prospects to come.


SirMosesKaldor

Respect from a Juve & Italy fan, mate. Hope England go on take gold sometime soon, in our lifetimes.


WhoEatsRusk

Reminds me a bit of JT's substitution


ScorpiaHP

In the manner of substitution yes (26th minute for his shirt number), but John was quite emotional.


cockburntown

You can’t put Chiellini and sad in the same sentence


mBertin

Did you see him during the coin toss before the penalty shootout vs Spain? Looked like a 10 year old who just found out he's going to Disneyland.


skotkar578

yeah and Jordi Alba was confused as hell.


mBertin

The idea of Alba wondering "why the fuck is he so happy?" still cracks me up.


Acceptable-Lemon-748

I think he's more just upset at being picked up like a child


The--Mash

That's when I knew who'd win the penalties. The actual taking of the pens was just a formality at that point, Chiellini had already won on confidence alone


peteythefool

Not just Jordi, I was watching it live and had no skin in the game since I'm Portuguese, and even I was hella confused.


bfm211

Omg that was one of the best moments of the Euros


twomanyfaces10

Right?! It's a great video


absolutevanilla

Why would he be sad? He doesn’t have to watch Juve football anymore


Josiahf8

Honestly. I was so excited to see Vlahovic play live for the first time against Villarreal and instead was met by complete football terrorism apart from a few moments by Cuadrado and Dusan


RushPan93

> football terrorism Out of the loop on this. Would you mind elaborating a bit more?


Josiahf8

Sure! It's a bit of a meme where a team, player or even a manager can play football so bad( like unappealing or ugly) that it's compared to being a form of terrorism. For example some fans find that at times Tuchel can play very bland, boring, defensive football, so they call him Tucheliban ( pun on the Taliban). I think the term originated from football Twitter.


ZachMich

The pun terrorist names are my favourite bit of the whole thing


RushPan93

Oh I see. Now the other Al-legri comment makes sense too, haha. Thanks for explaining!


Kind-Departure1058

LMAO, I've seen Arteta being called ''Dicteta''.


OneOfThoseDays_

my guy called in an airstrike on his own position 😂


wifi_buster

He’s doing what he can to get rid of the football terrorist


SCirish843

Catching his own strays


justthis1timeagain

Not a stray bro had that scoped and laser-guided.


theenigmacode

Al-legri football


alaslipknot

I don't think i ever saw Chiellini sad, angry maybe, but not sad.


mermaidrampage

I remember seeing his face before the Euro final and he just looked so happy to be there. No nerves. Had a feeling right then that they'd win it.


spiegro

Yeah knew it was a lock there. You want to say it was mind games but you look at his childlike grin in this moment and you go... maybe it wasn't mind games?? Maybe this sick weirdo lives this shit that much?


LondonNoodles

Got to say, hate him or love him, his smile is contagious


vikashbarik1

A true legend


BaldrickTheBrain

And so far the only person to survive a shark attack on the pitch. Truly one of the great defenders.


Marem-Bzh

Cracked me up!


Spikeyspandan

He looks so happy.


TheBrownMamba8

Scenes when they take Lukaku off at 1 min if he leaves at the end of this season 💀


fischarcher

If Chelsea have the kickoff, it'll be his highest number of touches per minute of the season


Wargizmo

Chelsea ahead of the curve, with the 5 interchange rule kick-off specialists will be the next big thing.


scusemyenglish

This is the send off Lingard was hoping for


Wargizmo

So he'll play 1 minute for every leaked whatsapp conversation or..


the_beast93112

Prime Chiellini was one of the best. End of a great career at Juve.


WhyAlwaysMe1991

There is something very calming about an inter fan showing appreciation for a juve player when I’m sad


pollokeh

He deserves all the respect in the world. Man was a true professional and all around great person. He will be missed.


AleDelPiero10

I already cried today stop it you beautiful bastard


greezyo

Sad day for Juve, I hate when these legends retire


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_ForzaJuve_

He’s pretty much is tho, no offence to the la fans.


Matt_McT

They got him for relatively cheap, so it might work out as a decent signing for them.


Meepox5

.. The way teams typically are stacked in the MLS he will be the best defender by far. Fucking Zlatan up top and some cunt from the local high school as centreback


TuneyTune92

Legend


aveniner

Absolute legend and one of best defenders of the last decade. Also probably one of top defenders that never played in WC knockout phase


OneOfThoseDays_

> Also probably one of top defenders that never played in WC knockout phase absolutely mind boggling stat


Jellevssn

If van Dijk keeps getting injured before tournaments he'll join that list.


OneOfThoseDays_

hopefully not 🤞


swampyunderpants

if everton get relegated he should be fine


Jeff-Jeffers

Years later, I’m still baffled at no Pickford red card for that challenge


Rolands_Dark_Tower

Yeah, I don’t understand it either. Crazy the ref didn’t bother with VAR to review that, and to then use VAR at the very end of that match to call I think Mane (? I can’t recall if it was Mane or Henderson) offsides, taking away Liverpool’s goal and essential win..


TuneyTune92

Thankfully - his record in the Euro's balanced that. But yes, extremely unfortunate how poor Italy have been in the World Cup (+Qualifying) since 2010.


TheTopOfTheKey

I'm a bit of a casual observer of the sport. How is it possible that a team that is, by way of winning the title, the best in Europe, fails to even qualify for the World Cup. I understand there is some roster change here and there but didn't they just win the Euro recently and then fail to qualify?


armhairgeddon

Chiesa was a big miss. On top of that Spinazzola was also missing. If either one of the two were on the field for North Macedonia, it would have been very different. I understand we should have qualified earlier, there was a lot of complacency and bad luck, but either strengths were exactly what we were missing from the North Macedonia game.


thedaftfool

regardless of the absence of those 2, you should still win against north macedonia


Rush31

Furthermore, they failed to qualify for the previous World Cup as well! You would think that a squad that won the Euros would have at least made the World Cup, seeing at least the formation of a championship winning side.


xenon2456

Yes


NorwegianBanana

> Also probably one of the top defenders that never played in WC knockout phase IIRC, Nesta never played a KO-match at the World Cup either. Always injured or some other issue.


TuneyTune92

Crazy. Missed 1998, 2002 and 2006.


Sk8ter87

God, that's awful. Never playing for your country in the knockout games of the WC would probably be my nightmare if I were a top player. At least he got the trophy in 2006


jdbolick

Let us never forget all the lives he saved during his career: https://youtu.be/CnpHT3gvXKQ


pdipdip

fantastic. what the internet is really for.


alicization

That was hilarious, thanks for enlightening me to the existence of this video


nrith

Brilliant!


Sankaritarina

I will always remember Chiellini joking around with Jordi Alba who looked like he was about to cry before the penalty shootout at Euros. Great player and leader.


tombuzz

Mentality legend , man was bullying lukaku looking like a kid at his birthday party .


TrevorPhilips

I don't know about this one. Can I have context please


tombuzz

Euro quarterfinal against Belgium. Everyone I think was a little worried about an old chiellini against an in form lukaku (who always turns it up for Belgium). Chiellini was shut down and looked like he was having a blast , remembered the commentator mentioning it .


Killagina

Chiellini always bodied large men. He was amazing at it. Ill miss him so much


tuludoss

r/oddlysexual


Stelist_Knicks

Pause


Fat_Suffices

As a belgian who watched most of Lukaku's matches when he played in Italy, I really really hoped Chiellini would not be fit. Lukaku was at its peak there and yet Lukaku didn't pass Chiellini once. Chiellini was always toying with Lukaku. Every single time. The few times Lukaku passed him, Chiellini would fall dramatically on the ground and it would be a free kick for Juventus. Of all the defenders i've seen against Lukaku, Chiellini definitely was the one who knew how to handle him the best. In the end, i was right to be worried of this smiling bastard. I both love him and hate him.


salirj108

Chiellini was such a legend that whole Euros, [joking with KDB about blocking his shot](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opSGYa79yck) and [hugging Witsel while trying to mark him](https://www.youtube.com/shorts/dd3QsxONHWw) are two other highlights of him I remember finding hilarious.


Theumaz

Genuinely looks in these clips like this man is just programmed to take his man down and defend, nothing else.


lospollosakhis

That was absurd and hilarious


LDG92

Like an uncle rough housing his awkward 12 year old nephew


JunkedLotSerenade

As an England fan I couldn't help but like him at the Euros. That shit eating grin as he got away with something haha. Don't like Italy as a team (how can they be so consistently bad in the world cup lol) but he was a quality player with an amazing mentality from what I saw of him on the national stage.


johnnyXcrane

> how can they be so consistently bad in the world cup lol Theres only one country that won more world cup titles than Italy. Brazil 5, Germany and Italy 4.


Dilema777

Yes, we won 4 and bla bla bla,but man,waiting 12 years ( i really hope we will qualify for usa 26)is so messed up,even worse if we think that we are european champions. We had some bad luck with Chiesa and Spinazzola but that doesnt justifies the missed WC,now I have nothing left except nations league and the final against Argentina


AngledLuffa

USA 26 will have 48 teams I believe


SanRobot

Arrivederci legend!


abysin

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4aXIFFaWNjM


Ok-Finance-7612

https://youtu.be/M_nV6sqUJh0


pollokeh

Legend indeed! He will be missed as Juve captain and as a rival. Nothing but respect for him.


AleDelPiero10

How I felt about Zanetti, even if he’s not Italian. Cheers you interista piece of shit (joking)


Zanginos

Barzagli , Bonucci and Chiellini and Buffon behind them my favorit defense line up


The_Knight_Is_Dark

Plus Pirlo, Vidal, Marchisio and Pogba in the midfield... and Conte as coach. What a great team!


orogamo

Feel so happy that he won a major tournament for Italy. He deserved it.


thatscoldjerrycold

Seems a shame he never got his Champions League though. But I suppose it's normal for all athletes to not accomplish everything possible. He still has a legendary career.


lucashoodfromthehood

Lady destiny decided that since Buffon never got his, it's only fair he didn't get one either. Now both of them can reminisce about the one that got away.


CarlSK777

Yeah, most elite athletes will most likely never win it. There's only one trophy and it's extremely hard to win. At least, he retires with one major trophy. I don't know if it's a controversial take or not but imo, silverware is irrelevant in appreciating greatness. One of the greatest defenders of his generation regardless. Elite at defending and shithousery. An absolute pain for opposing attackers.


gyarrrrr

> At least, he retires with one major trophy. The disrespect to his nine Scudetti...


Sk8ter87

Silverware definietly helps with adding to your legacy but I agree. IMO it doesn't drag down a players legacy if they didn't win a major trophy. Ibrahimovic, R9, Buffon, Chiellini, De Bruyne, Aguero and countless other players never or haven't as of yet won the Champions League, it doesn't make them any less legendary.


snow-days

well, not ALL athletes. Ronaldinho and Zidane, for example, each won pretty much every possible honor and title.


TheTopOfTheKey

Ronaldinho won like everything possible by 27 or 26 didn't he? lol Feel like it was so fast for him.


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UpTheMetal702

17 years with the club


rtnn

17 seasons at Juve.


sunken_grade

legend for sure. so consistent for so many years. tough as nails and just a great defender overall


CaptainHijinx

A defensive legend.


MyMoonMyMan

Buffon with the biggest smile at 0:57 🥲


belokas

Damn I'm old enough to remember this young guy with a full head of hair with a Viola shirt. What an incredible career.


JJOne101

An era ends. Arrivederci Chiellini!


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energy_0

Grazie Squidini


PoopaMaPants

Grazie Squidini


ThePr1d3

Grazie Squidini


papao1

Grazie squidini


fordprefect123

Grazie Squidini


guro47

> Grazie Squidini


crazy_bean

Grazie Squidini


SSPeteCarroll

Grazie Squidini


mBertin

No more tasty gelato :'(


VIVASECULARSYRIA

Capitano ❤


imfcknretarded

Chiello is just always happy, lovely person, i wish him the best for the rest of his life


ozamsey10

Have a good night king


DemetriusXVII

Have a good Jon Snow


faithfulg

He’s not dying mate


HachimKiller

Damn i didnt know


badumtschz

The Sultan


Capasound

Why am I crying in the club rn


TheJobinslegend

Grandissimo, a legend. Really enjoy seeing him smiling.


Obvious-Fly6639

These things really hit hard, all the great legends getting near the end of their careers. Thank you Chiellini


just_dew_eat

Thanks for giving us It's the history of the Tottenham


borgvordr

Truly the greatest contribution he could have made honestly


mBertin

He also assisted Dybala's goal that night. That comment was just the cherry on top.


caiusto

It was Higuain ???


mBertin

My bad, Chiellini passed it to Higuaín. Still impressive as it cut through Tottenham like a knife through butter.


hmzsbt5

A true legend for both Italy and Juve


Peaceful_Warbreaker

He literally gave everything he had.


MaraudngBChestedRojo

Well no not literally


Dry-Sport-6194

Figuratively


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You literally corrected him


BaronZbimg

Started as a Left Back, ended up the best Italian CB of the past 15 years. An absolute incarnation of Italian and Juventus defensive culture, celebrating tackles and clearances like goals and inspiring his teams to win.


Rututu

Legend. I hate what he famously said about us, but what a fucking legend he is nonetheless. End of an era, this.


kermvv

I don’t think he wanted to insult Tottenham he probably was just talking about lacking experience compared to Juve at that time and he was right


[deleted]

He's genuinely a good guy.. never meant nothing wrong towards you


almightystokes

Legend


RaimondoBraulio

As Real Madrid fan watching this with wet eyes , maybe it’s raining inside my house. Great player for sure , thanks for your character of warrior and uncompromising stand in every tackle. Young defs should watch his game as a role model


chippa93

Dybala :'(


brules666

Yeah why was he given the armband when he’s also leaving?


LIKE-I-GIVE-A-FUCK-

Vice captain


JD0797

Its his last home game as a Juve player, so probably just for old times sake


caiusto

Juve prioritizes seniority for the captain armband, so currently after Chiellini he was the most senior since Bonucci left for his wonderful season at Milan.


jamintime

If you listen to the audio the announcer says "he is honored with the captain's armband on his last night here." Makes sense.


hokagesamatobirama

I hope Marcelo’s farewell is like this as well. But what a farewell for Chiellini. Absolute legend this guy is!


rouges

Madrid's farewells are rarely great


BertEnErnie123

It’s weird, for me you always had those 3 italian CBs at juventus for the basically the last decade (Chielini, Bonucci and Barzagli) and to see them all vanish with the time just feels wrong. This guy is an example for every footballer in the world and I hope De Ligt learned a lot from him and can apply that in the Dutch NT :-)


BlacklistFC7

Would be perfect if Suarez waits for him at the sidelines and he bites Suarez lol


SkinnyObelix

Final games of club legends, no matter what level are my favorite moments in football. No longer caring about what's going on on the pitch just a roar of appreciation.


Jaydillah

LEGEND


Scholesey99

This is so wholesome man, he looks so happy and everyone is giving him so much respect as he leaves the pitch!


Gluroo

One of the coolest fucking CBs of the past decade. Always absolute elite, the Bonucci-Chiellini pairing and even the Barzagli-Chiellini-Bonucci Trio always impressed me whenever i saw them, absolute massive defence.


mBertin

The most balanced backline I've ever seen. Barzagli was surgically precise, Chiellini with the crazy physicality and Bonucci with the vision and passing. Masterfully put together by Conte.


Starbuck1992

> Masterfully put together by Conte Give some credit to Marotta, man


Noztalgium

Should’ve ended with a Coppa Italia trophy but Golden Globe nominee Lautaro Martinez stopped it with his great performance. One of the best Italian defenders in our history, purtroppo sei Juventino.


gin-o-cide

Avenge us. Win the Scudetto!


Neogalatia

At first didn't realize why this made me so emotional but man... My childhood... Seeing all that familiar faces you grow up with one by one leaving the stage


frasier_crane

Football Legend. All the respect for him!


KindaD1

O capitano, mio capitano


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GRAZIE SQUIDINI


KeanoReeves

Football is coming to an end so so so quick 😟


Gozie5

Imagine the ref gave him yellow for time wasting. That would be the most pointless yellow card


exoxe

Even his opponents are giving him a warm sending off. Love seeing stuff like that.


InterPool_sbn

Respect from an Inter supporter to arguably the best CB of his generation! The only other three who are in the same tier are Ramos, Godin, and Thiago Silva of course… but Chiellini was the only one of those four who is left-footed


The_Gyz

Even better, Giorgione has two left feet


MAXMADMAN

I’ll never forget when he went up against Tottenham and put Kane directly into his pocket. He and Thiago are the last of the true center backs. The game is going to miss him terribly.


TheGoatLord2

Call me biased or delusional, but in my opinion he is the greatest defender of all time in terms of pure defending ability. Grazie King Kong


AbleFig

let him play the full game? wtf lol


TheFatGamer0209

It's for symbolism, subbed off in the 17th minute for the 17 years at Juve


HacksawJimDGN

If I was a footballer I'd take number 89.


dontloseyourway1610

Legend. Nothing to regret.


Cowdude179

End of an era


MrKnIVXX

Suarez in tears and Noble as well, Chiellini all smiles walking off the pitch. This man is ready to kick his feet up and enjoy a cocktail at 11am.


310local

Legend! Can’t wait to see him play for my LAFC soon!


nature_and_grace

How can you not be romantic about football