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Players who retired or will retire on various reasons
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Date

Name

From

Nat.

D.O.B.

Position

Reason

02.10.17

Rickie Lambert

unattached

Eng

13.10.1980

St

Former England striker Rickie Lambert has announced his retirement from football, he said he was having a problem with a lower back problem.



28.06.17

Scott Parker

Fulham (Eng)

Eng

13.10.1980

Mf

-

22.05.17

Philipp Lahm

Bayern Munich (Ger)

Ger

11.11.1983

Fb

-

17.05.17

Dirk Kuyt

Feyenoord (Ned)

Ned

22.07.1980

St

Kuyt announced his retirement from football on 17 May 2017.

10.03.17

Xabi Alonso

Bayern Munich (Ger)

Esp

25.11.1981

Mf

Bayern Munich's ex-Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso 35, has confirmed he will retire at the end of the season.

02.02.17

Frank Lampard

unattached

Eng

20.06.1978

Mf

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard has retired, bringing to an end a 21-year professional career. The 38-year-old, who spent last year with New York City in Major League Soccer in the US, announced his decision on social media on Thursday.

13.12.16

Oleksandr Shovkovskiy

Dynamo Kiev (Ukr)

Ukr

02.01.1975

Gk

he won 14 Ukrainian league with Dynamo Kiev and is the only keeper in World Cup history not to concede in a penalty shoot-out.

06.12.16

Alvaro Dominguez

Borussia Monchengladbach (Ger)

Esp

16.05.1989

Df

retired aged just 27 due to ongoing back problems.

29.11.16

Federico Vilar

Tijuana (Mex)

Arg

30.05.1977

Gk

Tijuana's Argentinian goalkeeper Federico Vilar, 39, retired after 519 games in the Mexican Top Flight. He was a Champions League winner with Atlante.

24.08.16

Jordan Moore

unattached

Sco

19.02.1994

St

Former Dundee United striker has quit senior football to help front the Stand Up to Cancer campaign in Scotland.

05.08.16

Brede Hangeland

unattached

Nor

20.06.1981

Dc

Former Fulham and Crystal Palace defender has announced his retirement.