Emile Heskey retires from international football

Ivanhoe calls time on England career


Flags at half-mast. Black armbands on. Strike up a funeral march – Emile Heskey has withdrawn himself from England selection.

After 62 caps and 7 (seven) goals, the Aston Villa striker has finally done what The Spoiler would’ve welcomed 61 caps ago and announced his retirement from international football in a statement this afternoon:

“I have enjoyed every moment of my England career and worn the shirt with pride every time I have been fortunate enough to have been selected.

“I would like to thank every manager I have played under, everyone at The FA and the fans [???] for all their support over the years.

“I wish the management team and the playing squad all the best for the future.”

Will any more of the ‘Golden Generation’ follow suit?

P.S. Shiny gold star for anyone who can justify his existence without using the phrase “…loved playing alongside him.”

5 responses so far
  • Rooney // July 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    This is a completely shocking decision by someone i loved playing alongside.

    How will i score the same amount of goals i did when playing with my mate Emile?

  • Crouch // July 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Dont worry Emile, Ill take up where you left off. Oh wait…you never really got started.

  • Michael Owen // July 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    So, what’s going on over here then, lads? Wanna know my goal to match ratio?

  • FB // July 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    62 games, 7 goals. An epic fail as a striker at any level.
    Still, full credit to him for rushing back from the world cup and winning the wimbledon ladies singles.

  • Fat Nakago // July 16, 2010 at 1:53 am

    I thought he already retired from international football, like back in May….May 9th.

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