Even the greatest footballers have to hang up their boots eventually. And now it’s the turn of your chosen name who, having played for their favourite team, is finally calling it a day. Read all about it, as reported in the Mirror.
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Fans Farewell for Old-Timer (Male Surname)
(Team) Legend’s Late Night
by (Written By)
Chief Sports Editor
(Team) said an emotional farewell to one of its favourite sons last night as (Male First Name) (Male Surname) officially retired from the beautiful game.
The (Age)-year old, who once quipped that he’d play until he needed a zimmer frame to get off the field, did indeed require physical support as he left the pitch. He was weary, emotional and clearly blown away by the support of fans and players alike.
His contribution to the night’s play left (Team Nickname) with a stunning scoreline legacy – a 12-1 drubbing by (Rival Team).
Though (Male Surname) has not played a full ninety minutes for the some time now, a club rule means that the fans’ favourite was still owed a farewell game – which according to rules had to be a domestic cup tie.
(Stadium) was full to capacity and fans gasped as (Male Surname) was last night helped onto the pitch by two ‘smashing lads’ to join the midfield in the side’s eagerly awaited FA Cup clash against (Rival Team).
After winning the toss (Male Surname) had to have a lie down and a cup of tea to get his breath back, he finally rejoined his side – to rapturous applause from the team faithful.
Confusion over ends led the (Team) legend to score two in his own net, while a club official was despatched to fetch his glasses from his bedside table after he mistakenly passed the ball to the opposition a total of 42 times.
With (Rival Team) running riot at 12-0, (Male Surname) then stopped the game in order to recover a lost pair of dentures, and was only able to continue after a ‘nice lad’ from the opposing team discovered the false teeth in his sock.
In the dying minutes of the match, the (Rival Team) players stood still as a mark of respect to the legendary goalsmith, allowing him an unchecked run from the (Team) end, and when (Male Surname) finally reached the goal he neatly slotted the ball home – and wowed the fans for the final time. The crowd roared their approval, despite the 12-1 defeat.
Players and officials gave (Male Surname) a standing ovation as he was assisted to the changing rooms, a tired but happy man.