Totti’s Sendoff Is Literally Out of This World


One of Roma's all-time greatest football players received a legendary tribute.

Francesco Totti, the Italian football phenom who began his career at age 16 in 1993, didn’t settle for popped champagne corks or fireworks to commemorate his recent retirement.

Instead, the Roma legend’s last number 10 shirt, which he wore for the final time on May 28th, was blasted into space, reports BBC.com.

According to the Serie A club, the shirt was successfully launched this week from French Guyana via an Avio rocket.

Onlookers, wearing purple-red Roma shirts, cheered during liftoff.

The striker scored 307 goals in 786 appearances, won one Serie A title and captured the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

Moving forward, Totti will become a director at the Italian club.

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