There comes a time when every player has to close the curtain on their career, when the legs just don’t work like they used to before.
Some decide to retire at the very top, whilst others drop down the leagues as they bid to continue playing as long as physically possible.
They say all good things must come to an end, so with that in mind we’ve decided to feature five players who will be waving their footballing farewell’s and hanging up the boots this summer…
The player who made arguably the greatest club side in history tick. Xavi was a phenomenal midfielder, the embodiment of the tiki-taka style of play and the heartbeat around which the great Barcelona and Spanish sides were built.
Visions of the Barcelona midfield toying with Manchester United in the 2011 Champions League final come back, with Xavi the fulcrum of the side. Read more