Yossi Benayoun confirms he’s retired
Israeli international Yossi Benayoun- arguably the country’s greatest ever player- has confirmed his retirement on Thursday.
Benayoun induced his announcement on his Instagram account.
The attacking midfielder has quit the game aged 38. During his esteemed career, Benayoun scored 24 aims in 102 appearances for Israel.
Benayoun’s final club in his long career was Beitar Jerusalem.
Indeed he’s hung up his boots to become the club’s new Sporting Director from the start of next season.
Yossi Benayoun’s announcement
The Israeli posted a long and heartfelt goodbye to his playing career on social media.
Benayoun announcement included the follow 😛 TAGEND
The truth is that nothing I have experienced in my career has prepared me properly for the decision to stop playing.
The Israeli national squad- I never retired from “the member states national” squad because I was always ready to stand for it.
To represent my people, wherever I was, was an inseparable part of my feeling and my pride.
It is important for me to thank the fans, you were the ones who gave me love wherever I went.
I am firmly convinced that the next chapter is likely to be challenging and no less exciting, I went with my truth and so will always keep going.
Yossi Benayoun’s Instagram post
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West Ham, Liverpool& Chelsea
Benayoun played for five clubs in England.
He joined the league in 2005 when he signed for West Ham from Racing Santander.
After two seasons with the West Ham, the Israeli made a huge move to Liverpool.
Benayoun expended three season at Anfield before moving on to Chelsea, where he stayed for another three years.
Yossi then had a short loan move to Arsenal. He scored four goals in 14 games for the Gunners.
QPR was his final club in Britain.
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