Discussion in 'Football Banter' started by MikeyM, Jul 19, 2012.
On SkySports, he'll remain at Spurs as an ambassador. Great talent but so unlucky with injuries.
I was expecting this to happen after I read an article earlier in the summer that said he was struggling to prove his fitness.
It's a shame that injuries have blighted the career of such a talented footballer. He really could have been one of England's finest central defenders and he could do a job as a holding midfielder too.
He was outstanding for England against France at Euro 2004 and he put in many great displays for Spurs. The fact that managers kept perservering with him despite his injuries shows just how good he was.
Good luck to him in his new ambassadorial role.
So sorry to hear about it even though we know about his persistent injury problrms. One of the most solid defenders I have seen. Strong, composed and reads the game well.
Good luck, King.
With the way he can read a game you'd think he'd consider coaching or something.
The Paul McGrath of his generation (though there is only one McGrath).
Shame for him, he's just unlucky with injuries.
Good luck to him.
Always sad when a player with real talent has to retire because of injury,Best of luck to him in his future career
I would echo what others have said - a talented defender, who sadly didn't achieve as much as he could have because of injury.
I hope he has more luck in his future career, wherever he ends up, because he deserves it after what he's been through. He seems a decent guy as well.
Feel sorry for the guy, really could've had a great career if it wasn't for the injuries.
sad to hear about this, shame, if he had pace he would have been the best in England 4/5 years ago
It's a shame that players don't fulfill their full potential because their suffer from numerous injuries for long periods of time throughout their career.
Poor Ledley King. Great player at his best.