Footballers Who Retired In 2021
As the 2021 comes to a close, a lot has happened in the football world, including the setting of new records and the breaking of old ones. New talents were discovered, while old ones hung their boots, bringing an illustrious career to an end.
Indeed, the footballing world has seen a lot this year, and Naijmobile.com has decided to compile a list of ten footballers, among many others, who have decided to retire this year.
10 Footballers Who Retired In 2021
- Sergio Aguero
The former Manchester City striker was forced to put an end to his career as a result of a heart condition.The Argentine made the announcement after he was advised by doctors.
- Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben had a successful career, winning numerous trophies with PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, to name a few.The former Dutch international announced his retirement from professional football on July 15, 2021, at his boyhood club Groningen.
- Wayne Rooney
Former Manchester United and England forward ended his professional football career at Derby County on 15 January, 2021 and was appointed manager of the club.
- Antonio Valencia
Former Manchester United and Ecuador player Antonio Valencia retired from professional football at Mexican side Queretaro on 12 May, 2021.
- Sami Khedira
The former Real Madrid man signed up for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga at the twilight of his career, making 9 appearances for the club but failed to register a single goal before his retirement at the end of the 2020-21 season.
- Samir Nasri
Former Arsenal and Manchester star, Samir Nasri confirmed his retirement from football in September 2021 at the age of 34.
- Nicklas Bendtner
Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner announced his retirement from professional football on a show on Discovery+ channel called Bendtner og Philine in June 2021.
- Glen Murray
The former English footballer enjoyed a long career that lasted for 19 years (2002-2021), playing for several clubs in both in the Championship and the English Premier League.
He announced his retirement form professional football on 31 May, 2021 after playing for a total of 13 clubs.
- Vedran Corluka
The former Croatia and Tottenham Hotspur player retired from professional football at Russian side Lokomotive Moscow.
- Yohan Cabaye
The former France international announced his retirement from professional football on 19 February, 2021.