Posted July 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Ledley King
Tottenham defender Ledley King has retired from football at the age of 31 due to a chronic left knee injury that has troubled him throughout his career. King said Thursday that ''I have missed a lot of football over the years, but the Spurs fans have always been patient and incredibly supportive with me during difficult periods. Sadly my injuries and inability to train have now finally brought an end to my career.'' King won the League Cup with Tottenham in 2008 and represented England 21 times, including appearances at the 2004 European championship and the 2010 World Cup. King spent his entire career at Tottenham after joining Spurs as a youth player at the age of 14, and will now take up a role as a club ambassador.

Tottenham defender King retires

Tottenham defender Ledley King has announced his retirement but will stay on at Spurs as a club ambassador. King, who has captained the side since 2005, has suffered from chronic knee problems in recent years, limiting his game and training time. The 31-year-old admitted the decision to quit was tough, and, after spending his entire career at the club, he could not consider playing...

Tottenham captain Ledley King retires at the age of just 31

Tottenham and England defender Ledley King has called time on his career at the age of just 31. The centre-back...

Ledley King announces retirment

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