‘My Journey Has Ended’ – Italy Legend Andrea Pirlo Announces Retirement From Football At Grand Old Age Of 38

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Andrea Pirlo has announced has retired from professional football following his final game in the MLS with New York City FC.

The 38-year-old came on for the final few minutes of New York's 2-0 win over Columbus Crew on Sunday after seeing his involvement dwindle to a trickle over the course of the prevailing season.

119 England Caps And Out: Wayne Rooney Announces International Retirement After 14 Years At The Coal Face

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It's been coming for a while, but Wayne Rooney has announced that, as of today, he is officially retired from international duty with England.

Rooney met with Gareth Southgate earlier in the week to discuss taking part in England's upcoming games against Malta and Slovakia, but politely turned down the call-up in favour of bowing out and giving somebody else a crack at it.

Make Your Mind Up: Antonio Cassano Hints He May ‘Play Again’ Despite Retiring Twice In One Week

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The last time we checked in on him, Antonio Cassano had retired, un-retired and then swiftly retired again, all in the space of a week or so.

The veteran loose cannon originally signed for Hellas Verona on 11th July only to welch on the deal and retire from football eight days later.

He then reversed that decision to retire just four hours later, before retiring again five days later citing "high stress levels" and homesickness.

Antonio Cassano Terminates Contract One Week After Signing For Hellas Verona, And Just Five Days After Retiring (Then Un-Retiring)

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As you may recall, Antonio Cassano confused all and sundry by signing for Hellas Verona on 11th July only to retire from football altogether just eight days later.

He then reversed his decision to retire just four hours after that, vowing to play on as originally planned for the newly-promoted Serie A side.

Out Through The In Door: Antonio Cassano Retires From Football Just Eight Days After Signing For Hellas Verona

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Antonio Cassano is to officially announce that, as of this afternoon, he is retiring from professional football.

This presumably comes as quite a shock to his club, Hellas Verona, who only signed the 35-year-old striker eight days ago.

Buon compleanno Antonio!

Classic Moments: Goalscoring Goalie Paul Robinson Glances Home Dramatic 90th-Minute Equaliser For Leeds, 2003 (Video)

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Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has announced his retirement from professional football today at the grand old age of 37.

Having spent last season on the books at Burnley, Robinson has decided to pack it in after once again succumbing to chronic back pain.

Unfortunately, my back problem returned towards the end of last season and has prevented me being ready for the start of the new season.

Farewell Scott Parker: Mr Meat And Potatoes Announces Retirement At Grand Old Age Of 36

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After two decadesat the coal face, Scott Parker has announced his retirement from professional football today.

Three months shy of his 37th birthday, Parker has bowed out after being restricted tojust 12 Championship starts for Fulham last season.

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Bolton Legend Jussi Jaaskelainen, 42, Confirms Reports Of His Retirement Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

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Former Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen has scotched reports that he's decided to hang up his gloves at the tender age of 42.

It was announced in the Finnish media that, after being released by Wigan following their relegation back down to League One, Jaaskelainen had decided to call it quits and retire.

Dirk Kuyt Retires From Football Just Days After Winning Feyenoord’s First League Title In 18 Years

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Threedays after winning the Eredivisie title with Feyenoord, Dirk Kuyt has formally announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.

Kuyt scored all three goals in the 3-1 win over Heracles the saw Feyenoord crowned Dutch champions for the first time since 1999.

Feyenoord-legend for life!

Chelsea Legend Frank Lampard Officially Retires From Football At Grand Old Age Of 38

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Frank Lampard has announced that, after 21 years at the coal face, he's officially bowing out from professional football at the grand old age of 38.

As is the fashion these days, the former West Ham, Chelsea, Man City, New York City and England midfieldermade his big announcement on Instagram:

After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer.

Official: Steven Gerrard Confirms His Retirement From Professional Football

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Steven Gerrard has today announced that he has retired from professional football, aged 36.

Having left LA Galaxy last week, speculation was rife that Gerrard was mulling over player-coach roles with the likes of MK Dons, Celtic and former club Liverpool, but no his playing days are now officially over.

Sir Alex Ferguson retires – will it be Moyes or Mourinho?

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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.

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Reports: Italy Coach Gian Piero Ventura ‘Refuses To Resign’ Despite Overseeing Calamitous World Cup Failure

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As you may have heard, Italy came up short in their attempts to reach the 2018 World Cup after failing to breach Sweden's defence in the second leg of their play-off at the San Siro on Monday night.

The Azzurri racked up 76% of the possession and mustered 27 shots as they grew increasingly desperate, but still the evening ended with Gianluigi Buffon weeping down the camera like a grieving walrus his magisterial 20-year, 175-cap international career petering out with the most meagre of dull splutters.

BBC Stalwart John Motson To Retire After 50 Years In The Football Commentary Racket

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The BBC have announced that, after half a century behind the microphone, John Motson is retiring from the commentary game at the end of the current season.

Motson reduced his workload when he stopped doing live broadcasts a season or three ago, and will now commentate on 18 further Premier League matches for Match of the Day before calling it quits with the FA Cup Final coverage next May.

Thank you Sir Alex, the greatest manager of our time

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The shock of the news of Sir Alex's retirement this morning hit me more than any sports story I have ever read. Can I write a fitting tribute? No, I am not a good enough writer. It is a time every Utd fan knew would come one day, but like many, I did not expect it at this time, which makes it all the more difficult to compute.

Tony Adams wants to manage Arsenal when Wenger retires – Do we want him?

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Tony Adams MBE, or Mister Arsenal as he is known to many Gooners who remember his incredible 22 years at the club, has been criticizing Wenger's recent record of selling Arsenal's best players every year, but despite that he is still very keen to return to "his club" as manager one day, and couldn't even consider any other club in England in the meantime.