The former Juventus and Inter Milan midfielder confirmed his retirement on Tuesday in a post made on his social media page.
Kwadwo Asamoah to become football agent after announcing retirement
Kwadwo Asamoah is set to become a football agent after calling time on his career as a professional footballer.
Asamoah’s foray into football agency was similarly confirmed by the midfielder’s long-serving agent, Federico Pastorello.
In a post on Instagram announcing his retirement, Asamoah thanked his agent Pastorello, saying: "Amazing time. Always a pleasure working with you Federico Pastorello."
Pastorello also replied: "Always the same amazing boy Kwadwo Asamoah!!! Good luck for your new challenge as a Football agent!!"
Asamoah rose through the ranks at Sefwi-based Kaaseman FC before joining Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals.
He went on to have loan spells at Swiss side Bellinzona and Torino before sealing a permanent move to Udinese in the summer of 2008.
In Udine, Asamoah established himself as one of the most dominant midfielders in the Serie A, making over 100 appearances for the club.
The Ghanaian then moved to Juventus, where he helped the Bianconeri win several trophies, including six league titles, before joining Inter Milan.
Asamoah retires as the African footballer with the most appearances in the Italian topflight, as well as Ghana’s most successful player to have played in Italy.
For the Black Stars, he was capped 74 times, featuring multiple AFCONs and two World Cup tournaments (2010 and 2014).