Former Fulham and Tottenham star Clint Dempsey retires from football

29 Aug

Former Fulham and Tottenham ace Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement from football aged 35.

American Dempsey played for four different clubs and made an impressive 141 appearances for his country over a 14-year period.

He spent five years at Fulham (2007-12) before returning on loan in 2014.

In 2010, he helped the Cottagers to the Europa League final where they lost to Atletico Madrid in extra time.

He then moved to Spurs in August 2012 – scoring 12 goals in 43 appearances before ending his career at MLS side Seattle Sounders.

Dempsey took to Instagram to announce his retirement alongside a montage of images from the start of his career to the end.

The message read: “Thank you, it’s been real.”

Dempsey scored 57 goals for the USA and played in three World Cups, creating his own piece of history after becoming the fastest scoring American in the tournament’s history with a goal against Ghana after 29 seconds in 2014.

He also became the first American player to score in three consecutive World Cups.

Dempsey wrote himself into the record books at the 2014 World Cup