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Post by barca 2011 Thu 16 May - 23:22:41

2014:

These players either retired at the end of the season (13-14), during the summer or some point during 2014. Among these names once again are true legends, so once again, farewell!

Carles Puyol
Ryan Giggs
Javier Zanetti
Rivaldo
Clarence Seedorf
Juninho
Juan Sebastian Veron
Gabriel Heinze
Harry Kewell
Steve Cherundolo
Christian Chivu

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2013:

It seems that many respected figures and classy players are hanging up the boots at the end of this season (or before the 13/14 season), so let's keep track of them here:

Sir Alex Ferguson
Jupp Heynckes
David Beckham
Ludovic Giuly
Cristoph Metzelder
Paul Scholes
Alexander Frei
Mark van Bommel
Jamie Carragher
Michael Owen
Phil Neville
Louis Saha
Doni
David Albelda
Deco
Alessandro Nesta


It's that time of the season again to bid farewell to players and legends, those of which we will never again see on the pitch professionally and to give a thank you to them as well. Add on to the list!


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Post by Casciavit Thu 16 May - 23:29:34

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Post by VivaStPauli Thu 16 May - 23:33:33

Jupp Heynckes probably.
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Post by rwo power Thu 16 May - 23:33:44

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Post by M99 Thu 16 May - 23:46:35

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Post by barca 2011 Thu 16 May - 23:51:15

M99 wrote:Jamie Carrahger
Michael Owen
Amazing how even as a youth Carragher has been always been a one-club man.
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Post by Grooverider Thu 16 May - 23:55:40

barca 2011 wrote:It seems that many respected figures and classy players are hanging up the boots at the end of this season, so let's keep track of them here. I'll start us off:

Sir Alex Ferguson
David Beckham
Ludovic Giuly
Cristoph Metzelder
Paul Scholes
Alexander Frei
Mark van Bommel
Jamie Carragher
Michael Owen


It's that time of the season again to bid farewell to players and legends. Add on to the list!

legends :bow:
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Post by Art Morte Fri 17 May - 8:32:42

Four great English players retiring at once Neutral

Also David James has still played at an Icelandic club this season, maybe he'll retire this summer, too...

I wonder what retirement news we'll have a year from now?

Giggs? Lampard? Nuno Gomes? Zanetti? Gallas? Abidal? Carvalho? Ronaldinho? Di Natale?

Oh well, we will find out then.
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Post by barca 2011 Fri 17 May - 8:37:04

Art Morte wrote:Four great English players retiring at once Neutral

Also David James has still played at an Icelandic club this season, maybe he'll retire this summer, too...

I wonder what retirement news we'll have a year from now?

Giggs? Lampard? Nuno Gomes? Zanetti? Gallas? Abidal? Carvalho? Ronaldinho? Di Natale?

Oh well, we will find out then.
I still think Ronnie has a few season in him, albeit not as a top player.
And Zanetti might never retire, lol.

To refresh our memories, what were some of the high profile retirements from last season?
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Post by Art Morte Fri 17 May - 8:46:38

barca 2011 wrote:
Art Morte wrote:Four great English players retiring at once Neutral

Also David James has still played at an Icelandic club this season, maybe he'll retire this summer, too...

I wonder what retirement news we'll have a year from now?

Giggs? Lampard? Nuno Gomes? Zanetti? Gallas? Abidal? Carvalho? Ronaldinho? Di Natale?

Oh well, we will find out then.
I still think Ronnie has a few season in him, albeit not as a top player.
And Zanetti might never retire, lol.

To refresh our memories, what were some of the high profile retirements from last season?

Ballack, Inzaghi, Roberto Carlos, Shevchenko... those come immediately to mind.
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Post by TalkingReckless Fri 17 May - 8:47:20

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Post by barca 2011 Fri 17 May - 10:18:04

Art Morte wrote:
barca 2011 wrote:
Art Morte wrote:Four great English players retiring at once Neutral

Also David James has still played at an Icelandic club this season, maybe he'll retire this summer, too...

I wonder what retirement news we'll have a year from now?

Giggs? Lampard? Nuno Gomes? Zanetti? Gallas? Abidal? Carvalho? Ronaldinho? Di Natale?

Oh well, we will find out then.
I still think Ronnie has a few season in him, albeit not as a top player.
And Zanetti might never retire, lol.

To refresh our memories, what were some of the high profile retirements from last season?

Ballack, Inzaghi, Roberto Carlos, Shevchenko... those come immediately to mind.
Wow, more legends. Legends retire every year though.
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Post by windkick Wed 29 May - 4:07:13

Add Juan Carlos Valerón to the list.

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Post by barca 2011 Fri 31 May - 11:09:59

windkick wrote:Add Juan Carlos Valerón to the list.

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Is he actually retiring though, or has he just not made clear where he will go at the end of the season. I'm sure it all hinges on whether Depor gets relegated or not.
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Post by McAgger Sun 2 Jun - 23:42:08

Sad What an amazing player. Sad day for football and Depor fans. Such an elegant he was, one of my childhood favorites.
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Post by barca 2011 Sun 9 Jun - 0:33:02

Now former Everton player Phil Neville has hung up his boots.
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Post by Eivindo Sun 9 Jun - 0:33:56

owen sux
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Post by Onyx Thu 8 Aug - 14:53:29

Louis Saha retires.

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Post by McAgger Mon 12 Aug - 18:44:36

Former Roma and Liverpool goalkeeper Alexander Doni has retired from the game because of a problem with his heart.

The 33-year-old was hoping to continue his career with Botafogo, but he has today confirmed that he has hung up his gloves.

“God doesn’t want me to play football anymore,” he told Estadio. “It’s sad that I have to quit, especially because my son wanted to see me play again.

“I would have liked to continue for him, but I can’t do anything about it. I’ve already died once…”

The custodian was referring to a heart attack he suffered in the summer of 2012 while he was on the books of Liverpool.

Doni, who has always struggled with arrhythmia, spent six years with Italian giants Roma after his 2005 move from Juventude.

He will now set up a soccer school in his homeland which will have close links with the Italian capital outfit.

“Now I want to think about the future and also Roma, who I continue to have a good relationship with,” he continued.

Doni joined Botafogo in January 2013, but he’s never played a game for them while awaiting results of various tests.

http://www.football-italia.net/38267/ex-roma-%E2%80%98keeper-doni-retires

Wish him the best of health.
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Post by barca 2011 Sun 18 Aug - 0:40:14

Watching this Valencia-Malaga reminds me of adding David Albelda to this list, Valencia legend!
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Post by Firenze Thu 22 Aug - 16:40:29

According to Sky Sports News, Nicolas Anelka has walked out of West Brom training and told staff he is going to retire.

Laughing

He played once for them.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Thu 22 Aug - 16:49:23

rofl
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Post by Firenze Thu 22 Aug - 16:56:31

SKY :facepalm:

Apparently he has NOT retired, just been given compassionate leave. Good news since he's a good budget option in Fantasy Football. Proud

His agent has apparently died :/
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Post by la bestia negra Thu 22 Aug - 17:40:39

Firenze wrote:SKY :facepalm:

Apparently he has NOT retired, just been given compassionate leave. Good news since he's a good budget option in Fantasy Football. Proud

His agent has apparently died :/
i believe his agent is actually his brother
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Post by Firenze Thu 22 Aug - 17:42:04

la bestia negra wrote:
Firenze wrote:SKY :facepalm:

Apparently he has NOT retired, just been given compassionate leave. Good news since he's a good budget option in Fantasy Football. Proud

His agent has apparently died :/
i believe his agent is actually his brother
Yeah, some West Brom Journo says It's an agent of his..but not his brother..or something.
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