Club da Luz officially announced the departure of the Serbian handball player
after register After it was revealed that full-back Petar Djurdjic would leave Luz and Serbian champions Vojvodina to take on the left-back as a new reinforcement, it was Benfica's turn to bid farewell to the famous 33-year-old handball player on Wednesday, who responded in kind with an emotional goodbye.
The Serbian international, who arrived in Luz from Belarusian club Meshkov Brest, won the Europa League and the Super Cup in five seasons with the Eagles, considering himself the Reds' top scorer in this period with 1,000 goals.
The Serbian, who has been called up for the European Championship in Germany, took to social media to leave an emotional message: “It is never easy to say goodbye after five years at the club, Benfica is important and still means a lot to me and my family. “Since day one I have lived there In this club I gave everything I had for Benfica's success. I will always carry in my heart the moments at Altice Arena and the emotions I felt on that special day after winning the Europa League with Benfica. “I want to thank all of you, Benfica fans, for the support you have always given me personally, our club and the handball team. After five wonderful years, my family and I have decided to move on to new challenges. I wish Benfica all the best.” “Luck and success in the world and of course my teammates. I wish you all the best, all the best and also thank you very much. It has been a pleasure. Always Benfica.”
Benfica also announced an official farewell to Petar Djurdjic, via their website: “Sport Lisbon e Benfica informs that the athlete Petar Djurdjic and the club have agreed to terminate the association that binds the two parties by mutual agreement.
Petar Djurdjic joined the men's handball team in 2019 and will undoubtedly be linked with the historic victory in the 2021/22 edition of the EHF European League. With 109 goals, the Serbian international was the competition's top scorer. The handball player, who also helped win the Super Cup in September 2022. Sport Lisbon Benfica is grateful for the athlete's contribution during the years he played with an eagle on his chest, wishing him and his family well. Thank you and good luck, Petar!”
Written by Alexander Rees
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