The Uruguayan defender was very emotional after leaving the Spanish La Liga team where he has played for the last nine years.
Diego Godin started his professional career in 2003 with Cerro in his native Uruguay.
In 2006 he went to play for Nacional, and the next year he made the jump to the Spanish La Liga tournament after being signed by Villarreal.
But it was in 2010 where he became and Atletico Madrid footballer, until this summer, as he has announced he will leave the club when the season ends.
“I’m a little nervous, much more than I am before a game, but I have called everyone here to inform you that these are my final days at the club,” said Godin according to the BBC.
“This isn’t just a club for me, it’s also been my family and it’s very hard to say goodbye.”
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo added: “We are here to say goodbye to an Atletico legend. You have been a vital part of this great era for the club, with your efforts and your goals, like the one which gave us the title at the Nou Camp.”
“You have fought in a thousand battles and defended the club’s shirt in every game and you have worn the captain’s armband. Wherever you end up, Atletico wishes you a lot of luck. Atletico is your family, the Wanda Metropolitano is your home.”
The player is now a free agent and has yet to decide where he will play next.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) May 7, 2019