END OF CAREER FOR IKER ROMERO: 18 years like 18 months! | Handball Planet

END OF CAREER FOR IKER ROMERO: 18 years like 18 months!

Spanish back player Iker Romero (33) will finish his proffesional career on May 24 with the last match of his Fuchse Berlin against THW Kiel at DKB Bundesliga. One of the most popular handball faces in the last decade came to Berlin in 2011 and became one of the greatest persons in the history of young team from capital. Ex-Barca player and World Champion with Spain in 2005, helped “Foxes” to acheve the first ever EHF CL F4 tournament in Cologne 2012, but also to build the strong sports brand and establish as one of the interesting handball projects in European handball.

– Many player left the team, but this is the toughest moment in my career of Secretary General – said Bob Hanning about the Romer0’s decision.

– We are losing a big player – Iker showed winning mentality in the last three years and was an example for many things.

Romero won the DHB Cup two weeks ago as the first “big” trophy for Fuchse Berlin.

– This is the hardest decision in my life. This is a moment that no player would like to express. The 18 years of my career were like 18 months for me. I have long thinking what I have to do and what is the best for me, my head, my heart, my body and my family. At the end I have decided that I’m going home to my family “after the last game on May 24, says Iker Romero for club’s website.
– You have to know when is the right moment. The perfect moment never comes, but I think now is the right time for my new life, “said Romero.
Romero has played for Valladolid, Ademar Leon, Ciudad Real and Barcelona before he came to Germany. Fuchse Berlin was his only team abroad.
 – Dagur and Bob have done something like a bet three years ago. They did not know whether it rises or not. But I think they are happy , “says Romero with a smile. ” The three years in Berlin were the icing on the cake of my career – we were in the Champions League Final4 , now have brought the trophy and at the EHF Cup Final Four at home we will see what happens. I want to win , I’m proud of everything I have achieved , of course – said Iker and concluded:- I’m going home and I will give my mind and my body a little rest. What do I do then , I’ll see in a few months.

Thank you, Iker! 
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