Gabriel Agbonlahor, an ex-striker for England and Aston Villa has announced his retirement from football at 32 years.
The forward, who left Aston Villa last summer after spending 17 years at the club, has failed to find another club which left him with no choice than to announce his retirement from football
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Gabriel Agbonlahor said: “If I would have been told at school I would play nearly 400 league games be the record premiership goal scorer for Aston Villa, captain the great club and represent England at senior level I would of laughed!!! The time has come to officially retire and watch Aston Villa as a fan!!! I wanna say thank you to all the supporters the staff I have worked with at a great club and my ex-teammates. The thought of playing for another team or playing against Aston Villa was something I just couldn’t do. I look forward to whatever the future holds.”
Gabriel Agbonlahor, speaking to Free Radio at the Pride of Birmingham Awards, said that: “I haven’t made a big deal about it, by posting anything on social media about retiring, but no that’s me done.”
Gabriel Agbonlahor started his youth career with Aston Villa in 2005 before getting a promotion to play for the senior side. Since playing his first premier league game against Everton at age 19 in 2006, he has featured 341 times for Aston Villa and registered 75 goals.