Former Arsenal and player and France star, Robert Pires has announced his retirement from football at the age of 42.
Pires also donned the shirts of Metz, Marseille, Villarreal and Aston Villa, before ending his career in India, with Goa, which he left last March.
And the midfielder has revealed that his career, which began in 1993, has come to an end.
“I am 42 years old and now must be the time to say stop – my last experience was in India,” he told L’Equipe. “Above all it is necessary give way to the young players.”
He won the 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000 and two Confederations Cup titles with France, for whom he last played in 2004.
The Frenchman also won two EPL title and three FA cup medals with Arsenal.