Dutch hero Sneijder announces retirement from football

The Netherlands’ most-capped player Wesley Sneijder announced on Monday his retirement from football, bringing down the curtain on a trophy-laden career that spanned 17 years. The 35-year-old, who played 134 times for his country, made the announcement while speaking to…

Evra announces retirement to focus on coaching

Former France and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has called time on his playing career, according to the Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport. “My career as a player is officially over,” the 38-year-old told the paper. Evra made his name…

Dutch great Robben announces retirement from football

Dutch winger Arjen Robben announced on Thursday he is ending his playing career at the age of 35 after a 10-year spell with German giants Bayern Munich. “It is without a doubt the most difficult decision I have had to…

Spain’s Fernando Torres announces retirement

Fernando Torres, the former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea forward who won the World Cup with Spain, announced Friday he was retiring. “I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an…

Gyan in retirement U-turn, ready for Afcon 2019

Ghana’s legendary striker Asamoah Gyan has reversed his decision to retire from international football. “A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded. “I have taken the request of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in good faith, and will…

Socceroos legend Tim Cahill hangs up his boots

Australia’s all-time top goalscorer Tim Cahill announced his retirement on Friday, bringing an end to one of the country’s greatest football careers. The 39-year-old – who scored 50 goals in 108 appearances for the Socceroos and played in four World…

Emmanuel Frimpong announces retirement

Ghana and former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 27. Frimpong, who joined the Gunners at the age of nine and made six first team appearances, has struggled with a knee…

Petr Cech to retire at end of season

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old, who won four Premier League titles with Chelsea, revealed his decision on Twitter. He wrote: “This is my 20th season as…

Tennis: Andy Murray to retire after Wimbledon

Britain’s Andy Murray says he plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, was…

Essien to turn to Mourinho for coaching advice

At almost 36 years old, Michael Essien is without a club. He hasn’t made a competitive appearance for over a year, after he was released by Indonesian side Persib Bandung. The former Chelsea midfielder understands there isn’t long left now before he…

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