France international, William Gallas has announced his retirement from football after a glittering career which saw him win two English Premier League, EPL titles with Chelsea Football Club of England.
‘’It is not an easy thing to announce, you always tell yourself that you can keep going, but, I think today I cannot go on any longer,’’ the 37-year-old said. Gallas, who started his professional career at Caen in 1995, won 84 caps for France and scored five goals, including the controversial strike in France’s 2-1 play-off win against Ireland that earned the side a 2010 World Cup berth.
Gallas poked the home goal from close range after being set up by Thiery Henry, who had clearly handled the ball to prevent it from going out of play. He also played the 2006 World Cup final which France lost on penalties to Italy.
After playing for Marseille from 1997-2001, Gallas left for England, joining Chelsea, where he won back-to-back EPL titles in 2005 and 2006. He moved to Arsenal in 2006 before joining Tottenham in 2010. Last October, Gallas signed a one-year deal with Perth Glory in Australia’s A-League.