‘World’s most beautiful footballer’ breaks down in tears and reveals she is ‘saying goodbye to football for a long time’

THE “world’s most beautiful footballer” broke down in tears as she revealed she has been forced to “say goodbye to football for a long time”.

Ana Maria Markovic has been dubbed football’s most glamorous star.

InstagramAna Maria Markovic took to Instagram to reveal her devastating news[/caption]

InstagramThe Croatian will not be in action for a long time[/caption]

InstagramThe footballer suffered a knee injury in action this weekend[/caption]

But fans are gutted the Croatian international will not be in action on the field for a while.

Markovic, 23, suffered a nasty-looking knee injury while in action for Grasshopper – and was visibly emotional as she was treated by medics on the field.

The 5ft 5ins forward shared two gut-wrenching photos of the agony incident on Instagram.

She wrote to her 2.4million followers: “I don’t know where to start…

“Unfortunately I got injured at the last game and will now have to say goodbye to football for a long time.

“It hurts so much and still can not believe it.

“All who know me, know that I have a very strong personality and that I will come back even stronger…

“Thank you all for the support… I will need it in the next few months even more.”

InstagramMarkovic has 11 caps and one goal for Croatia[/caption]

InstagramThe blonde bombshell has 2.4m Instagram followers[/caption]

InstagramFans sent their messages of support to the striker[/caption]

Fans and team-mates flooded the comments section with messages of support for Markovic.

One said: “I am so sorry. This injury is brutal.”

Another wrote: “Stay strong – you will come back stronger.”

A third added: “We are with you.”

And a final user typed: “Get well soon.”

Blonde star Markovic regularly wows fans with her selfies and match photos on her Instagram page.

She recently left supporters baffled by her cryptic message while she expressed her interest in moving to England.

InstagramMarkovic regularly keeps fans updated on her adventures[/caption]

InstagramShe joined Grasshopper in 2020 from FC Zurich[/caption]

InstagramShe is Croatian but moved to Switzerland aged 12[/caption]

InstagramMarkovic revealed she is open to moving to England[/caption]