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Campbell Announces Retirement

Campbell Announces Retirement

Legendary Arsenal defender Sol Campbell today announced his retirement from professional football. The 37 year old elected to call time on a career that saw him win two league titles and four F.A. Cups (three of which were won with the Gunners), as well as a League Cup with Spurs. Campbell was capped 73 times by his country and was the first England player to appear at six consecutive international tournaments- being voted into the Official Team of the Tournament in three of them.

Campbell made a controversial move from Tottenham Hotspur to rivals Arsenal in the summer of 2001 on a Bosman deal. Campbell had been Spurs` captain, which invited hatred from N17. Campbell justified his move by instantly winning the Double in 2002, collecting F.A. Cups in 2003 and 2005, as well as scoring in Arsenal`s ill fated Champions League Final with Barcelona in 2006. Perhaps his finest hour though was as a key member of Arsenal`s 2003-04 Invincible side that won the Premier League without defeat. To make the season sweeter for Sol, he helped wrap up the title at White Hart Lane. Campbell left for Portsmouth in the summer of 2006, before making a shock decision to join Notts County in the summer of 2009.

But his sojourn in Nottingham lasted only a few weeks. No stranger to shock moves, Campbell returned to Arsenal in January 2010 for four months. By the time he had left again in the summer of 2010, he had appeared 211 times for the club, collecting five major trophies and having scored 12 goals. Sol signed a one year contract with Newcastle United for 2010-11, but was released last summer and has been without a club since. Thanks for everything Sol and best of luck for the future.



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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Wednesday May 2 2012
Time: 2:53PM

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Campbell was a magnificent defender at his best and one is glad his best years were dedicated to the Arsenal. Good luck to him.
Deltaforce
02/05/2012 16:24:00
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His best AND most successful ;) One of the true Invincibles.
Wyn Mills
02/05/2012 16:44:00
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double, double, double Sol campbell has done the double and the ****s down the lane have won ***** all again
Sajit
02/05/2012 17:03:00
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******** monster he was..
Sajit
02/05/2012 17:03:00
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The lowest of the low; a pitiful man who deserves sympathy rather than vitriol. So what does that say about those who glorify in his image? Worthless human beings.
Henry Baker Brown
02/05/2012 18:47:00
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Lowest of the low? What does that make Emmanuel Adebayor? William Gallas? Harry Redknapp? Luca Modric?

I'd hazzard a guess someone is still butthurt about their bestest player ever coming to the Gunners and winning the same amount of league titles as Spurs have in their entire history.

It just makes him more of a legend to us! Anyone who can make you cry is alright by me :)
Rocky7
02/05/2012 18:57:00
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If King wasn't a cripple we'd have nicked him too.
nikolaijns
02/05/2012 19:09:00
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We should get given a knighthood really, I mean we rescued a poor wretch from a life of certain abject failure and misery, lifted him up from the detritus of the white hart slum surrounded by human faeces and gave him a purpose once again, we let him live!! Run Solly run.
nikolaijns
02/05/2012 19:13:00
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That's OK, I can't wait to see the look on your faces when Chavs win the CL (something you've always wanted to do but never will) and we leapfrog you, relegating you to fifth! Poor old Professor Dumbledore! Losers! Even if you ****s invented a trophy you couldn't win it! Oh you did, The Emirates Cup! And you didn't win it! Hehehe...you keep us laughing with all your dismal failures!
Henry Baker Brown
02/05/2012 21:39:00
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Yep
Sajit
02/05/2012 21:50:00
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