Former Premier League striker announces retirement from football

Former Premier League champion announces his retirement at the age of 36 after being released from French club Brest… with the ex-Chelsea and Newcastle star hanging up his boots having played for 14 different clubs

  • Former Premier League striker who represented four clubs has retired aged 36
  • The striker won the Premier League and a League cup whilst playing for Chelsea
  • Listen to the latest episode of Mail Sport’s podcast ‘It’s All Kicking Off!’ 

A former Premier League striker has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36, after finishing his career with Ligue 1 Brest last season. 

The forward played for four different Premier League sides during a five-year spell in England’s top flight but is probably most remembered for his time at Stamford Bridge.

At Chelsea the Frenchman won the Premier League and League Cup in 2015 and scored 12 goals in 47 appearances for the Blues. 

He also represented Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle and Crystal Palace before moving to Las Palmas in 2017. 

Now, having finished his career back in France with Brest, Loic Remy has decided to call time on his football career. 

Former France striker Loic Remy has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36 

Remy won a Premier League title and the League Cup in a two-season spell with Chelsea 

The French striker arrived in England by signing for Harry Redknapp’s QPR in January 2013 

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Remy started his career at Lyon before making his name at Nice and then Marseille, where he scored a career high of 20 in the 2011-12 season in Ligue 1. 

In the 2013 January transfer window, Remy signed for struggling QPR under Harry Redknapp after agreeing to sign for the club during a game of FIFA 12 with owner Tony Fernandes. 

Despite scoring on his debut for the R’s and netting a goal of the season contender against Wigan, he couldn’t prevent the club’s relegation and joined Newcastle on a season-long loan the following campaign.

His 14 goals for the Magpies that season then prompted Chelsea to sign the Frenchman on a permanent deal in the summer of 2014 and he went on to win the Premier League title with Jose Mourinho’s side, along with a League Cup medal – although he was an unused sub in the victory over Tottenham. 

Remy spent a sucessful season on-loan at Newcastle before making the move to Chelsea 

The striker won 30 caps for his country and played in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil 

After a two-year spell with the Blues, he had a brief season-long loan with Crystal Palace before eventually moving to La Liga with Las Palmas.

A return to France followed with a stint at Lille before spending three seasons in Turkey and then ending his career with Brest having played for 14 clubs in his career. 

Internationally Remy won 30 caps for France, scorings seven goals and played in the 2014 World Cup, where the French side reached the quarter-finals in Brazil.  


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