Great players who will play their last European Championship this year with their national team.
1. Giorgio Chiellini
The captain of the Italian team will say goodbye to the Euro Cups in 2020 since in Germany 2024 he will be 39 years old. This year’s will be his fourth Euro after reaching the quarterfinals in 2008, the final in 2012 and again the quarterfinals in 2016.
2. Dries Mertens
Euro 2021 could be the first and last in the career of this player who has played two World Cups but curiously has not had the opportunity to play a Euro, just the qualifiers for 2016. In Germany 2024 he will be 37 years old .
3. Luka Modric
The 2018 Ballon d’Or will arrive in Germany at 38 in 2024, an advanced age for a player of his characteristics. Modric has played the last three Euro Cups, with Croatia’s best performance being the quarterfinals in Austria – Switzerland 2008.
4. Sergio Ramos
The Real Madrid defender will be 38 years old in Germany’s Euro 2024 so it is intuited that this year’s will be the fourth and last of his career after having been in those of 2008, 2012 and 2016 (he won the first two) .
5. Cristiano Ronaldo
We cannot assure that Cristiano will say goodbye to the Euro Cups in 2021 just because it is about him, but a moderately normal player should not be at the height of a contest of this importance at 39 years of age. The Portuguese has been present in all editions since 2004 (he scored goals in all 4) and is the top scorer in the final stages with 7 goals, along with Platini.