Breaking: Chelsea legend John Obi Mikel retires at age of 35
The Chelasea and Nigeria great has announced his retirement from playing football at the age of 35 after a decorated career.
Winning two Premier League titles, the Champions League, three FA Cup, an EFL Cup, and the Europa League, the Nigeria captain spent the majority of his career withChelsea
also captains Nigeria as he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with his national team, earning 91 caps.
He wrote onInstagram
"There is a saying that 'all good things must come to an end', and for my professional football career, that day is today.
"I look back at the past 20 years of my career, and I must say that I am very satisfied with all that I was able to achieve and more importantly the human it has helped shape.
"All of this would not have been possible without the unwavering support of my family, managers, clubs, coaches, team-mates, and most importantly my ever-loyal fans. You supported me through my highs and lows, even on days that I did not live up to your expectations. I say a big thank you.
"I will also like to encourage everyone who I may have inspired one way or the other in the course of my career to never give up on their dreams, for every time you think about quitting, remind yourself why you started.
"This is not goodbye, it's the start of another journey, another chapter of my life. I look forward to what the future holds and I hope you will walk with me. Thank you."
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