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Published: 12:17 | 13/6/16

Riise announces his retirement


John Arne Riise has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.

The former Liverpool defender has made ten appearances for Aalesund in Norway this season, but he believes he can no longer cope with the physical demands of playing in a top-flight league.

"My inner goal was to play football at the Norwegian top level until I was 40. But that is not to be. It stops here," he wrote on his personal website.

"Lately there has emerged a completely new feeling in me that I am no longer strong enough to perform at my best.

"I like to play football but the motivation is still not strong enough to run the race at the highest level. This body - and this head - has been through so much over the last 20 years.

"It is heavy and painful admission and very full of emotion but it is most of all honest."

Riise joined Liverpool from Monaco in 2001 and during his seven years at Anfield he won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Suprt Cup, the League Cip and an FA Cup medal.

Spells at Roma, Fulham, APOEK and Delhi Dynamos followed before he returned to his first club Aalesund.


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