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Wright-Phillips announces retirement

24 Aug 2019
Shaun Wright-Phllips, Chelsea, PL Trophy parade 2006

Former Chelsea and Man City winger calls time on career after 316 Premier League appearances

Shaun Wright-Phillips has announced his retirement from playing.

The former Chelsea, Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers winger hangs up his boots at the age of 37 and after 316 Premier League appearances.

"I was trying to hold on to [my career] for as long as possible," Wright-Phillips said on Soccer AM today.

"But over the last few weeks, I've decided it is time to be official and say: I'm officially retired.

"I was doing stuff with Manchester City and little stuff with TV - and it helped me glide out of it.

"I knew growing up it was not something that lasts for ever, but after I had my last operation, it fell into place."

Wright-Phillips started at Man City, before moving to Chelsea ahead of the 2005/06 season, where he was part of the title-winning team under Jose Mourinho that campaign.

He returned to City in 2008 before moving to QPR three years later.

He scored 32 Premier League goals and provided 35 assists. He also played 36 times for England.

 

 

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