After a glittering career of 17 years at the top most level of world football, the legendary WALTER SAMUEL (37), announces retirement from the sport at the end of the current Swiss season. He is currently playing at F. C. Basel.
“There comes a time where you have to listen to your body,” Samuel told Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung.
“It’s not an easy decision for me. I need more time to recover than before.
“The younger players are fine a day after a game but it takes me two to three days to recover. It will never be the same again.”
Samuel has made over 500 appearances for club and country, winning a league title at every club he has played for except Madrid.
We wish him all the best for his future.