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Marco Di Vaio calls time on 20-year career

Montreal Impact's Marco Di Vaio announces that he will retire at the end of the Major League Soccer season.

Former Italian international Marco Di Vaio has announced that he will retire after Montreal Impact's Major League Soccer season concludes.

The 38-year-old, who has been with the Canadian side since their foundation in 2012, scored 142 goals in 342 Italian Serie A matches with Lazio, Bari, Salernitana, Parma, Juventus, Genoa and Bologna.

"After a 20-year career, I am pleased to announce that I will be retiring in Montreal as a member of the Impact," Di Vaio said in a statement released today.

"I am very proud of what I've accomplished over two decades as a pro. It was a dream of mine to play at the highest level and I will look to make the best of my final month as a player."

Di Vaio began his career in 1995 with Lazio, and won 14 caps for Italy, scoring twice.

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