One of the most decorated players in world soccer has decided to call it quits.
According to multiple reports, David Beckham has decided to announce his retirement, just days after winning his tenth league title in four different countries. The 38-year-old Englishman has made 13 appearances in all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain since signing with the club at the end of January.
New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill chose the Major League Soccer over a return to his
native Australia not only because of his desire to experience living in New York, but also because
he is fully convinced about the league's quality.
The MLS has been praised by many for its rapidly increasing standards and the growing list of
big names it is attracting but others have dubbed it a retirement venue for veteran stars to end
Alex Ferguson's farewell speech at Old Trafford by footballdaily1 Sir Alex Ferguson said goodbye to Old Trafford with an emotional speech following Manchester United's win against Swansea in his final home game in charge. Fergie's unscripted talk was sandwiched between the match and United's title celebrations.
Paul Scholes has confirmed that he will be retiring at the end of this season after coming out of retirement last year. Scholes has played 40 games since returning from retirement but has spent most of this season injured, playing his last game in our FA Cup win over Fulham in January. Scholes is expected to get a run out against Swansea tomorrow so that he can say goodbye to the fans, although will remain at the club as part of the coaching staff.
West Brom fans are receiving an unexpected windfall following Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to retire at the end of the season. The Baggies' final match of the season is at home to Manchester United, which means it is also Fergie's last game in the dugout. With United fans desperate to be there to see him [.
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The soccer world this morning is still recovering from the shock of Sir Alex Ferguson announcing his retirement. While the history of what Ferguson has achieved is incredible, his departure from Manchester United will changeeverything.
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BBC News has announced that Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United since 1986 and winner of two Champions League titles, four League Cups, five FA Cups and an astonishing 13 Premier League titles, will be retiring at the end of the season.
With England midfielders dropping like flies, more and more questions have been asked about why
Michael Carrick isn't going to the Euros. He has had a brilliant season for Manchester United but,
as always, hasn't received much recognition for this.
When Roy Hodgson announced his squad, eyebrows were raised when Carrick not only missed out but
also didn't make the standby.
37 year old Paul Scholes has signed on for another year at Old Trafford having come out of
retirement in January to reclaim his central midfield berth, playing 17 Premier League games and
extending his United goal tally from 150 to 154.
Manchester United have today confirmed that Paul Scholes has signed a year long contract
extension to keep him at the club next season.
As the years have gone by, Scholes hasn't played as regularly as he wanted and this was
something that has bothered him for a while. Sir Alex Ferguson had wanted Scholes to carry on
playing but the midfielder decided that he wasn't prepared to play a bit part role so retired.
A bit of hot breaking news from 13 hours ago for you: John Terry has made the call to retire from international duty with England at the age of 31, admitting that the FA's decision to bring about adisciplinaryhearing into his fracas with Anton Ferdinand (which is currently getting underway at Wembley this morning), after having already been found innocent in a court of law, has made his position in the national team fold 'untenable'.
"Ar har, har, har, har!"It's been too long since there's been news on Das Bizarre, and now,
here it is (late-breaking news breaking later): Inka Grings is hanging up her boots for the German
women's national football team, and Linda Bresonik has signed with the ladies side of Paris St.
Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King today announced his retirement from football. The incredibly
gifted defender with a long history of knee injuries has decided to hang up his boots and will now
become a club ambassador. There's no doubting how...
Sad to hear that Muamba has had to retire from football but based on whats happened to him
healthwise no-one at all can blame him! I think the majority of football fans would have felt
fearful to see Fabrice back on a football pitch so I can't imagine how family or friends would have
felt had he returned as a player.
Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has announced his retirement from professional football. Muamba
hasn't played since he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during an FA Cup match against
Tottenham in March. His heart stopped for 78 minutes, but the ex-Arsenal and Birmingham man somehow
battled through to make a remarkable recovery after spending a [.
Euro 2004 hero Traianos Dellas has announced his retirement from professional football at the
age of 36. Since 2010, he had been playing on his third tour of duty with AEK Athens. Earlier in
his career, Dellas played at Anorthosis, Roma, Perugia, and other clubs in Greece and Europe. His
Michael Carrick has been named in the England squad for the game against Italy next week. Having
told the FA he wasn't interested in being considered for the squad if he wasn't going to play,
Carrick was left out of Roy Hodgson's team that went to Euro 2012.
Despite statistically being the most effective English midfielder in the Premier League last
season, along with Paul Scholes, Hodgson rated Scott Parker, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and
Gareth Barry more highly, meaning that Carrick wasn't asked to come out of 'retirement' and Jordan
Henderson went in his place.
Paul Scholes remarkably came out of retirement last season to face Manchester City in our FA Cup
victory at the Etihad. Having played in a testimonial in the summer before, saying goodbye to the
club, Scholes found it difficult coming to Carrington to work with the youth players when really he
just wanted to play himself.
MLS teams have very cramped rosters. You can argue whether the MLS obsession with parity is a
good thing or a bad thing, but it's the law of the land and teams need to find ways to work around
it. With a limited roster size and a salary cap, teams that want to compete don't have the luxury
of carrying players that can't help in the short term.
Wednesday night will be a bittersweet send off for Roger Levesque. The Sounder's own version of
a SeaFair Pirate is retiring after the Chelsea match. Roger epitomizes the heart of this team and
he will be missed. But as we reflect on his departure, it is also true that his retirement is an
adjustment to the Sounders roster.
A bittersweet farewell "Frustration": Webster's German Dictionary calls it der Frust... then says a bunch of stuff in German. We assume it's about sausages. Soon, it may contain a passage about Torsten Frings' time at Toronto FC. What started as ein bang back in 2011 has now ended in ein whimper as The Reds say goodbye to their talismanic captain - and the club's most famous player - after he decided to retire due to lingering injury.
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher announced on Thursday that he will hang his boots at the end of the season. The 35-year-old has made 723 appearances for the reds since his full debut in 1997 and is second only to Ian Rush in all-time Liverpool appearances.
"This will be my last season at Liverpool and my last as a professional footballer,"
"I'm making this announcement now because I don't want the manager or the club to be answering questions on my future when I've already decided what I am going to do.
Newly retired Freddie Ljungberg has severed off his middle finger on his right hand. The Arsenal Invincible and former Swedish Captain was treated at the Halmstad Hospital where he tweeted his followers updates on his condition. The 35 year-old who is right-handed still found the time to tweet a thank you to the hospital for saving his hand.
It is that time again. The story of Mungo McCrackas and his time with Heart of Clackmannanshire
and Primrose Hill Ramblers is too convoluted to go into here (the full Mungo archive can be seen
here), but we are delighted to confirm that the worst professional footballer in
the world is back for a fifth series, kicking off this morning on 200%.
Former Chelsea jock Andriy Shevchenko announces he has retired from football in bid to prosecute a
vocation in government.
Sheila Miech, the legendary coach who built UW-Stevens Point into the state's top NCAA
Division III women's soccer program and a perennial national contender, announced Tuesday that she
is retiring after 25 years.
"Retirement is the beginning of a new life for me," Miech said in a news release.
Their Words "I really think the play was offside but it seems like that's the kind of way the
season has been going for us. The critical points of time, the ball's not bouncing right and we're
not getting it done in critical times where we are making a mistake." FC Dallas coach Schellas
Hyndman. Other Sources Donovan candidly discusses future, retirement in wide-ranging Q&A - from SI.