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Published On: Thu, Oct 16th, 2014

Gallas retires from football

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Former French defender, William Gallas who won 87 caps for his country has announced his retirement from football. The versatile defender had spells at Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs, before finishing his career in Australia with Perth Glory. The 37-year-old said: “It is not an easy thing to announce. You always tell yourself that you can keep going, but I think today I cannot go on any longer.”

Gallas won two Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge. Gallas, who started his professional career at Caen in 1995, won 84 caps for France and scored five goals, including the controversial strike in their 2-1 play-off win against Ireland that earned the side a 2010 World Cup berth. After playing for Marseille from 1997-2001, Gallas left for England, joining Chelsea, where he won back-to-back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006 and popped up with some important goals.

He moved to Arsenal in 2006 as part of the deal which took Ashley Cole to Stamford Bridge. He holds the record of playing for all the big London clubs Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham during his sojourn in England.


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