Robert Pires Announces Retirement From Football
Former Arsenal and France midfielder Robert Pires has announced that he has officially retired from football.
Robert Pires has confirmed his retirement from professional football at the age of 42.
The French World Cup victor last played a competitive game for Indian Super League side FC Goa in December 2014 but has continued to work on his first at Arsenal’s London Colney ground.
Pires also donned the shirts of Metz, Marseille, Villarreal and Aston Villa, before ending his career in India, with Goa, which he left last March.
And the midfielder has revealed that his career, which began in 1993, has come to an end.
“I am 42 years old and now must be the time to say stop – my last experience was in India,” he told L’Equipe. “Above all it is necessary give way to the young players.”
He won the 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000 and two Confederations Cup titles with France, for whom he last played in 2004.
The Frenchman also won two EPL title and three FA cup medals with Arsenal.