The Italy World Cup winner made his debut for the club in October 2001 and has played 615 times
Daniele De Rossi will bring the curtain down on his 18-year Roma career at the end of the Serie A season.
The 35-year-old midfielder made his Giallorossi debut under manager Fabio Capello in October 2001 and has played 615 times for the club, scoring 63 goals.
De Rossi has decided to leave the Stadio Olimpico following Roma‘s final game of the season against Parma on May 25.
However, the former Italy international, who won the World Cup in 2006, will not be retiring from football.
“For 18 years, Daniele has been the beating heart of Roma’s team,” club president Jim Pallotta said.
“From his debut in 2001 to taking on the responsibility of the captain’s armband, he always represented the Roma fans on the pitch with pride as he established himself as one of the best midfielders in Europe.
“We will all shed tears when he pulls on the Giallorossi shirt for the last time against Parma, but we respect his desire to prolong his playing career – even if, at almost 36, it will be away from Rome.
“On behalf of everyone at Roma, I’d like to thank Daniele for his incredible dedication to this club and ensure him that our doors will remain open for him to return to the club in a new role whenever he wants.”
Though he never won a Serie A title with his boyhood club, De Rossi won the Coppa Italia in 2007 and 2008, as well as Supercoppa in 2007, during his time with Roma and will depart with the second most appearances for them behind Francesco Totti, who retired in 2017 having made 786 appearances.
De Rossi will address the media at Roma’s Trigoria training ground on Tuesday.