Another farewell at Roma, the Norwegian Sonstevold announces her retirement from football


The Norwegian footballer Anja Sonstevold today announced her retirement from playing football at just 31 years of age and did so with a long post on her social channels in which she retraces her football adventure which also saw her wear the shirts of Inter and Roma, with which she won the Scudetto and the Italian Cup this season, as well as that of Norway with which he took part in the European Championships and World Cups.

“After dedicating half my life to professional football I have decided to retire. For a simple girl from the east of Oslo who thought it was impossible to be a professional footballer because of my gender, I am extremely proud and more than grateful for my career. Signing my first professional contract at 16 with Kolbotn, winning 9 titles with Kvinner in the Norwegian league and moving abroad to play for big clubs like Inter and Roma. And last, but not least, I was honored to represent my country. – writes Sonstevold – In addition to the trophies and big tournaments such as the World Cup, the Euros and the Champions League, there are all the people I have met along the way who have had the greatest impact on me. Football has given me some lifelong friends that I am incredibly grateful for. Thank you for making my trip so joyful, fun and satisfying. To Michelle my biggest supporter, critic, mental coach, best friend and future wife, thank you for letting me live my childhood dreams and for being the best mom to our little Loui. I couldn’t have done any of this without you. I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I’m excited for the next chapter of my life and especially to spend more time with my beautiful family.”