Andrey Bukhlitsky retired as a player. He announced this on a talk show on the Youtube channel Sports.ru.
“I see myself as a world champion this year, together with the team. But as a coach. I played enough. When I played at the Russian Cup, I realized that I could. I recovered, but “fire” probably disappeared, or football changed,” - Andrey answered the question of the presenter Konstantin Igropulo about plans.
Andrey Bukhlitsky, as part of the Russian national team, twice became the world champion (2011, 2013). He twice raised the European Cup above his head (2010, 2012) and four times won the highest award of the Euroleague (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014).
In the 2020 season, Andrey resumed his playing career as part of the Delta (Saratov) and played four matches in the Russian Cup.
Source: Youtube channel “Sports Interview”.