OFFICIAL: Patrice Evra has retired from professional football
Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has announced his retirement from football.
The former France international, 38, enjoyed a trophy-laden career which spanned 20 years and eight clubs.
He joined United from Monaco in January 2006 and made 273 top-flight appearances for the club, scoring seven goals.
Just would like to say a massive thanks to all the teams I played with, all my teammates, manager, the fans !!! the people working behind the scenes in every club all my opponents and of course for your unconditional love for me ❤? #ilovethisgame #positive4evra pic.twitter.com/d7DGxjYpo9
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) July 31, 2019
Evra was also a UEFA Champions League winner in 2007/08 and helped United claim the League Cup three times.
He moved to Juventus in 2014 before joining West Ham United four years later, where he made a further five Premier League appearances.
✅ Patrice @Evra retires from Football.
? Games: 733
⚽ Goals: 17
?? Caps: 81
???????? 5x PL
???????? 5x Charity Shield
???????? 3x League Cup
?? 1x UCL
?? 1x CWC
??? 2x Serie A
??? 2x Coppa Italia
??? 1x Supercoppa
??? 1x Coupe de la Ligue
? One of the great left-backs. pic.twitter.com/Dlya9Bj17I
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 29, 2019
Evra is now looking to make the transition into coaching and hopes to fulfil a prediction made by his former boss at United, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Happy retirement, Patrice @Evra! ?
What. A. Hit. ?#UCL pic.twitter.com/GGdk5X6b7m
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 29, 2019
He tweeted today: “Just would like to say a massive thanks to all the teams I played with, all my teammates, manager, the fans !!! the people working behind the scenes in every club all my opponents and of course for your unconditional love for me ”
"I would've had to deal with my wife – and I call her Roy Keane when she gets angry." ?
Patrice Evra has explained to Sky Sports how "broken promises" led to a bitter departure from Manchester United in 2014.
Watch his Autocomplete Challenge here: https://t.co/TVDljOJ0XH pic.twitter.com/MfwvYY853x
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 30, 2019