Gary Cahill: Former Chelsea and England defender has announced his retirement from professional football.
The veteran defender ‘Gary Cahill‘ has officially announced his retirement from football today. He won two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea before moving to South London. He was also named three times for the The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Team of the Year.
After joining the Crystal Palace in 2019, the center-back played 47 times for them, scoring once at St James’ Park and helped Palace extend their record stay in the Premier League. Cahill played 61 matches for England, including two World Cups. Cahill captained England at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, as well as Euro 2016, on five occasions. He has been a free agent since Bournemouth released him at the end of last season.
On his instagram account he has posted thanksgiving message. “Football is a game that has given me so much enjoyment and success and as I make the decision to hang up my boots, I can honestly say I gave it everything I had.”