Home
Prediction League
Fixtures
Results
News
Features
Premier League
EPL Home
Latest
Clubs
Stadiums
Friends
Blogs
Football League
World Cup 2014
Europe
Euro Football Home
Latest
Russian Premier
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International
International Home
Latest
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
Betting
About Us
Advertising
Write for us
Privacy
Recruitment
newswriter
Twitter
Contact Us
 
 

Former Wales striker Bellamy announces retirement


Bookmark and Share

By Stephen Donovan

Friday 23 May 2014

Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy has announced his retirement from football with immediate effect, saying that his body ‘couldn’t take it anymore’, BBC Sport has reported.


Craig Bellamy


This marks the end of Bellamy’s second spell at his hometown club, having originally joined on loan in the 2010-11 season. During his career he played for some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, including Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Liverpool.


Over two spells at Anfield, Bellamy helped Liverpool to the 2007 Champions League final, which they lost to AC Milan, as well as the FA Cup final in 2012. His only silverware with the club was that year’s League Cup.


Last season he was part of the Cardiff team which gained promotion to the Premier League for the first time, only for him to suffer an injury-hit season this time around and see the club get relegated back to the Championship.


Over his career, he also earned 78 caps for Wales, though did not manage to help his country to a major tournament. The closest he came was in qualifying for Euro 2004, when the Welsh were narrowly beaten by Russia in a play-off.


Speaking about his decision to end his career, Bellamy said: "I've had to listen to my body. "I guess over the years I've become accustomed to the pain from various injuries. But for the last three to four years I've been on anti-inflammatories every day.


"I'm not sure my body will think that's a wise thing in due course, but it kept me playing for that period. However, the time has come to stand aside and say enough. My body can't take anymore."


See what the expert tipsters are tipping on OLBG



Related Articles


» 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger relieved following fortunate victory over Sunderland

» 

Rodgers claims Liverpool do not need defensive specialist

» 

The rise and fall (and rise?) of Wayne Rooney's Everton relationship

» 

Chris Kamara - Liverpool should have signed Remy, not Balotelli

» 

Schmeichel defends Liverpool's Mignolet following Neville criticism

» 

The Top 5 Earners in Football

» 

Chelsea's Costa will face Man Utd if he trains beforehand

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Name

Email Address *

Comments


Please enter code on left.


Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.



0 Comments


No Comments have been posted yet


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Premier League Football News


ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
  
 

 
 
 
 

Kick Football News