Former Sevilla wonderkid announces retirement after 19-year career and

Former Sevilla and Spain winger Diego Capel has announced his retirement from the game, 19 years to the day after he made his debut as a 16-year-old.

Capel, 35, burst onto the scene as a teenager, and was for a spell one of the most exciting wingers in Spain as Sevilla embarked on their successful era of European trophies. Seven years after making his debut, Capel would leave for Sporting CP with two Europa Leagues, one Copa del Rey and one Spanish Supercopa to his name.

At Sporting he would win the Portuguese cup in 2015, bringing to an end a four-year spell, which would then see him move around at Genoa, Anderlecht, Extremadura, Birkirkara and then Irodotos before his eventual retirement – he also won the Belgian league with Anderlecht in 2017.

Capel also made it to La Roja, winning two caps for Spain in 2008 under Vicente del Bosque, having picked up two of his seven honours at the under-19 and under-21 Euros with Spain too.

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