Midfielder Benayoun announces retirement

11 Apr 2019
Yossi Benayoun, LIV

Israel's most successful Premier League player who starred for West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal calls time on playing career

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Yossi Benayoun has announced his retirement from football.

The 38-year-old midfielder played in 194 Premier League matches for West Ham United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, scoring 31 goals and providing 22 assists. 

Benayoun is the top Israeli appearance maker and goalscorer in Premier League history.

His most successful season came at Anfield, where he scored eight goals during 2008/09.

He is also one of only three players to have registered hat-tricks in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and FA Cup, alongside Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane.

"It's important for me to thank the fans, the ones who gave me love wherever I went," Benayoun said on Instagram.

"I am sure that the next chapter will be challenging and no less exciting."

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