Aston Villa record scorer, Agbonlahor retires from football

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Former Aston Villa and England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has confirmed he has retired from football.

Agbonlahor, who has failed to secure a move to another club since he left Championship side Villa in December 2017, announced his retirement from football on Thursday.

“The time has come to officially retire and watch Aston Villa as a fan,” Agbonlahor said on Instagram.

“If I would have been told at school I would play nearly 400 league games, be the record Premier League goalscorer for Aston Villa, captain the great club and represent England at senior level, I would have laughed.

“I want to say thank you to all the supporters, the staff I have worked with at a great club and my ex-team-mates.

Agbonlahor, 32, scored 86 goals in 391 appearances for Villa and also won three senior caps for England. Agbonlahor pent 18 years playing for Villa.

Reacting to Agbonlahor’s retirement, his team mate Ashley Young said, “A privilege to of called you my team mate but more so a very good friend! Congrats on your career and good luck with your next adventure bro.”


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