Aged 35, the midfielder passed by Losc, PSG and the France team is retiring.
“It is with great emotion that after more than 17 years of passion, love for football, emotions greater than each other, memories that will remain forever engraved in my memory, human encounters and unforgettable sports that I am announcing the end of my professional football career ”.
Yohan Cabaye, 35 years old for a few days, formalized his retirement from football on Friday, via a text posted on Twitter. Arrived at AS Saint-Etienne in August 2019, for one season, the midfielder was still starting with the Greens before the stoppage of Ligue 1. He thus played his last professional match on March 5, 2020.
Final whistle… pic.twitter.com/8T7zoBNYUI
– Yohan Cabaye (@YCabayeofficiel) February 19, 2021
Holder of Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014
Last December, he was announced in a Vietnamese club, Viettel, based in Hanoi, with the possibility of playing in the Asian Champions League, but the native of Tourcoing has obviously decided not to continue his career in the country of origin of his paternal grandmother.
Champion of France in 2011 with the Losc, his training club, Cabaye then moved to Newcastle, PSG (he won two other Ligue 1 titles), at Crystal Palace and Al-Nasr before his short experience in Saint-Etienne. French international 48 times (for 4 goals), highly appreciated by Laurent Blanc then Didier Deschamps, he started at Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup before being a simple replacement in 2016.
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