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Soccer: Totti hints could end career abroad

Forward would have won 'two Ballon d'Or' at Real Madrid

Soccer: Totti hints could end career abroad

Rome, May 28 - AS Roma captain Francesco Totti has hinted that he could end his career outside Italy and said would have won soccer's most prestigious individual award twice if he had moved to a top side like Real Madrid instead of sticking with his home town's team throughout his career. Totti, 36, told France Football that he was still receiving "offers from important foreign clubs" even though he is coming to the end of his career and did not rule out a move abroad. The former Italy forward said his career would have been more successful if he had succumbed to overtures from Real when he was in his prime, but stressed that he was happy he stuck with the team he supported since he was a child. "If I'd gone to Real Madrid, I'd have won three Champions Leagues, two Ballon d'Or (world player of the year awards) and lots besides," said Totti. "I'd have had more possibilities, there's no doubt. But I prefer what I did, although I have some regrets about not having won one or two more Italian league titles". Totti, the Italian top-flight's all-time second top-scorer with 227 goals, only won one Serie A title with Roma, in 2001. He also helped Roma win the Italian Cup in 2007 and 2008 and was part of Italy's 2006 World Cup-winning team. When asked for a word to describe Roma's city rivals Lazio, Totti said "nothing". Lazio beat Roma 1-0 in Sunday's Italian Cup final.

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