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謝拉特宣布掛靴 「為成為利物浦隊長多年感到自豪」

2016/11/24 — 20:25

謝拉特曾為利物浦上陣超過700場。(圖片來源:謝拉特 facebook)

謝拉特曾為利物浦上陣超過700場。(圖片來源:謝拉特 facebook)

前英格蘭國家隊及利物浦隊長謝拉特今天宣佈掛靴,告別十九年職業足球員生涯。謝拉特剛在Instagram上發表退役感言,感謝十多年來的隊友、踢過的球會及接觸過的教練。他為自己能成為利物浦隊長多年,感到自豪。

這位曾經為「紅軍」利物浦上陣710場、為球隊取得八個主要錦標的36歲中場悍將,今天宣佈掛靴的消息。他亦曾經為英格蘭上陣114次,多次戴上國家隊隊長臂章。謝拉特自1998年開始為利物浦一隊上陣,直至2015年才離開母會,加盟美國洛杉磯銀河,為這支北美職業聯賽球會上陣34次。

此前一直有傳謝拉特會執教英格蘭較低組別的球會,展開教練生涯,但謝拉特曾對傳媒表示「未免太快(too soon for him)」。他會盡快公佈未來去向。不少足球名宿及教練均曾表示,謝拉特是一位「最好的中場球員」。利物浦facebook page在謝拉特宣佈退役後發出帖文,指他是「真正的傳奇」。

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Following recent media speculation surrounding my future I can confirm my retirement from playing professional football.I have had an incredible career and am thankful for each and every moment of my time at Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy. I feel very fortunate to have had the career I've had but none of it would have been possible without the support of so many people. Firstly, I would like to thank everyone at Liverpool Football Club. I am proud to have played for and captained Liverpool for so many years and to have achieved what we achieved during my time at the club. I was lucky to play alongside some great players and under some fantastic managers during my time at Anfield and would like to thank each and every one of them, as well as all of the backroom staff at the club for the fantastic support they showed me. I would like to say a special thank you to Steve Heighway, Dave Shannon and Hugh McAuley for believing in me when I was making my way at Liverpool and for giving me the platform to go on and fulfil my dreams. Thank you to the amazing fans of Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy for the incredible backing you have given me throughout my career. Your loyalty and support has meant the world. I would like to thank Struan Marshall, my agent throughout my career, and the team at Wasserman for all of their support over the past 18 years. I feel lucky to have had such a close group of friends that I have always been able to count and rely on throughout the course of my career. Thank you to all of you. Finally, the most important thank you; to my family. I cannot thank my Mum, Dad and brother Paul enough for their unconditional support over the years, it has meant everything to me. To my wife Alex and children Lily, Lexie and Lourdes, thank you for the constant love and support you’ve shown me. You’ve been there through the good times and the bad and without you nothing would have been possible. Thank you for everything. I am excited about the

future and feel I still have a lot to offer the game. I am currently taking my time to consider a number of options and will make an announcement with regards to the next stage of my career very soon.

Steven Gerrard(@stevengerrard)張貼的相片 於 張貼

 

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