Sunday was an emotional day for Bruno.
Before Brighton & Hove Albion’s match against Manchester City, he’d announced it would be his last. Whilst much of the attention around the game was on the Premier League title race, the 38 year old certainly got his moment after the match.
Players from both Brighton and the newly crowned champions lined up to welcome the veteran back out to the pitch, and he received the thanks of the stadium.
Bruno signed for Brighton in 2012 from Valencia, and he’s seen it all with the club. Speaking to Radio Marca, he’s explained he didn’t want to announce his retirement before Brighton were completely safe from relegation.
Given the end of the club’s season, it was probably a secret for longer than he’d wanted it to be.
Asked how he wants fans to now see him, Bruno explained: “I would like to be remembered as someone who gave everything on the pitch.”
That box is ticked, the Spaniard need not worry about it.
He could be sticking around at the Premier League club for a little longer yet, and revealed he’s been offered the chance to gain experience in roles away from playing: “Brighton have told me that I can stay and I want to learn from the other side of the pitch.”