Joe Cole announces retirement from football

Former midfielder of the English national team, Joe Cole, announced his retirement on Tuesday after playing over 700 games in seven teams, including Chelsea and Liverpool,

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"After 20 years as a professional, it's time to hang up," said the player who turned 37. "It was a dream," he added.

Cole's last team was Tampa Bay Rowdies United Football League, Second American Division. He previously defended the colors of West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Lille, Aston Villa and Coventry.

Joe Cole played 716 matches throughout his career and played 56 times with an English trick with which he took part in three World,

"I was incredibly happy to be able to play with some of the best players of my time," said Cole, part of the "Golden Generation" in England, including David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Michael Owen.

Joe Cole He debuted in 1998 with West Ham, his team and retired to Chelsea in 2003 after the descent of the "Hammers". S & # 39; Blues & # 39; was in 2005 the champion of England and in 2008 lost the Champions League final against Manchester United.

"I want to continue the world of football, I feel like I can offer a lot as a coach," said the football player about his future.

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