Netherlands footballer, Wesley Sneijder has announced his retirement as a proffessional footballer.
The Dutch star will spend his retirement days with Dutch club, Utrecht where he has taken up the job of a director.
The 35-year-old had a wonderful career in which he played for big clubs such as Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
Sneijder is undoubtedly one of the best midfielders who has played the game of football. He was named UEFA midfielder of the season and one of the three best midfielders in the world for 2010 by FIFA.
Sneijder told Utrecht’s official website ” “My love for the city of Utrecht is great.
He added “We often talked about the possibility of me coming here, and now I have stopped playing football, we’ve put this thing on paper. I’m looking forward to a great season!”
The 35-year-old scored 22 goals and provided 25 assists in 116 appearances for Italian club, Inter Milan between 2009 and 2013.
He won the Treble of a Scudetto, Coppa Italia and the Champions League in 2010 but controversially missed out on the Ballon d’Or that year.
The Dutchman also played for AGalatasaray, Nice and Al-Gharafa.
He Is his Netherlands’ record cap holder with 134 and helped them reach the 2010 World Cup Final.