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5 Popular Footballers That Retired In 2021

1. Antonio Valencia.

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The former Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia announced his retirement from professional football in May 2021. Valencia spent 10 years at Manchester United before leaving the club in 2019. The Ecuador international won many trophies at Manchester United and made 241 appearances in all competitions for the club. He retires at the age of 36.

2. Demba Ba. Photo Credit: Facebook

Demba Ba retired from football activities in September 2021. The former Chelsea striker retired from football at the age of 36. The Senegalese striker played for Many European clubs before hanging his boots. He has played for Chelsea, Besiktas, West Ham and many more.

3. Samir Nasri

Another football player who retired in 2021 is the former French midfielder Samir Nasri. Nasri announced his retirement from football last month. The former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder announced his retirement at the age of 35.

4. Wayne Rooney.

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The Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is among the players that retires from professional football in 2021. Rooney announced his retirement in January 2021. He is the current manager of the championship club Derby County. The former English striker remains Manchester United all-time highest goalscorer. He is the second all-time highest goalscorer in the English Premier League history. Wayne Rooney retired after spending one season as a Derby County player before he decided to start his coaching career. He retires at the age of 35.

5. Yohan Cabaye. 

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Yohan Cabaye retires as a professional footballer in 2021. The Frenchman who started his football career at Lille retire after 17 years of playing football. Among the clubs that Cabaye played for are Paris Saint-Germain, Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Lille, and others. He has also played over 40 games for the French national team.

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