Wright-Phillips retires

Former Manchester City, Chelsea and England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has announced his retirement from football at the age of 37.

He also played for Queens Park Rangers and New York Red Bulls, the latter alongside brother Bradley, and last played for Phoenix Rising in 2017.

Wright-Phillips played 36 times for England, scoring six goals.

He won the 2006 Premier League title and 2007 FA Cup at Chelsea, with a further FA Cup success with City.

Wright-Phillips’ father is former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright, while his son D’Margio is part of Manchester City’s under-18 team.

“I was trying to hold on to [my career] for as long as possible,” Wright-Phillips said on Soccer AM.

“But over the last few weeks, I’ve decided it is time to be official and say: I’m officially retired.

“I was doing stuff with Manchester City and little stuff with TV – and it helped me glide out of it.

“I knew growing up it was not something that lasts forever, but after I had my last operation it fell into place.”-BBC

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