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Bobby Zamora announces retirement from football following 17-year career

Bobby Zamora announces his retirement from professional football following a 17-year career in the sport.

Bobby Zamora has announced his retirement from professional football after spending 17 years in the game.

The 35-year-old has been a free agent since being released by Brighton & Hove Albion at the end of last season.

The striker's career went into decline after he required surgery on a troublesome hip injury, and has now decided to call it a day.

In an interview on Brighton's official website, Zamora said: "I think so, yes [my career is over]. It was a frustrating time last year. My hip decided to let me down at the final hurdle. It resulted in just training on a Thursday and being in pain.

"It came to the end and I needed an op. I had the operation before the end of the season. It was frustrating but it was something I needed to do. I certainly couldn't play."

During his career, Zamora played for Bristol Rovers, Brighton, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.

The forward also featured twice for England.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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