Arsenal Legend Sol Campbell today announced his retirement from professional football. He last played for New Castle United last season, and since then didn’t find a club where he can play football. Sol Campbell won 73 caps for England and represented his country in every major tournament.
But the defining point of his career was when he won three Premier League titles with Arsenal.
Campbell was the product of Tottehnam youth academy and started his career as a professional football at Tottehnam. In 2001 he made one of the most controversial move in English football when he left Tottehnam and joins rivals Arsenal. That decision was a wise one because Campbell at Arsenal reached the heights of his career. He played with the Viera, Henry and many legends of Arsenal.
His former team mate and friend Viera said on his retirement that “It was a pleasure to play with him.What a player. A fantastic career and a great man.”
Sol Campbell released an statement today that states “It was a very hard decision. It’s hard to let go when you have been a top sportsman for a long, long time.To say that I am not going to play professional football again is difficult because I’ve had a long time at the top and I’ve put in a lot of work and it’s taken a lot of dedication.I had a couple of offers to carry on — one from a Premier League team, and another from a team who have just been promoted to the Premier League.But I had a foot injury and by the time I’d recovered from that people had already moved on.”