Burkina Faso legend Jonathan Pitroipa has announced his retirement from football.

The Stallions legend had retired from international football in December 2019 and has now decided to completely call it time on his professional football career.

One of the best African footballers over the last decade, Pitroipa featured in 5 AFCON tournaments, and won the player of the tournament in the 2013 edition as he led his nation to the finals that year.


“All good things have an end and I make no exception I would like here by this message announced to all my fans that for personal reasons I decided to end my professional career it is with a lot of reflection and great emotion that I announce it to you.”, Pitroipa posted on his Instagram.

At club level, Pitroipa featured for Bundesliga clubs SC Freiburg and Hamburger SV. He also played for Ligue 1 club Rennes in France, Al Jazira Club and Al-Nasr in the UAE, Antwerp in Belgium and most recently, Ligue 2 side Paris FC.

Pitroipa made over 100 appearances for both Hamburg and Rennes. The 34-year-old scored 19 times in 82 matches for Burkina Faso.