Yohan Cabaye hangs his boots

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Former Paris Saint Germain midfielder, Yohan Cabaye has retired from football after 17 years of a great football career

The 35-year-old French started his football career in his home country, make his debut in Lille 2004, winning both the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France with the French side in the 2010/11 campaign.

He scored 18 goals with same number of assists, creating 140 chances in 90 league appearances.

Cabaye’s performance quickly took him to Newcastle United in the English topflight Premier League in 2011, scoring fives with six assists for the Magpies under Alan Pardew in his debut season, unfortunately, the side did not secure their ticket to the European topflight.

Yohan Cabaye

Sequel to his performance at St. James Park, many clubs including Arsenal lined up for the Cabaye in 2013, but he stood back to play one more season, pulling another display- he scored seven goals in 20 games before leaving for PSG in 2014.

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Though he had a shaky spell in France under Laurent Blanc but managed to win two league titles with a Coupe de France and a brace of Coupe de la Ligue for the French side. He scored 30 goals in 57 appearances for the club, then left for Crystal Palace in England in 2015.

After spending about three years with the London side, he left for a Dubai based club Al-Nasr in 2018. Yohan Cabaye returned to France in 2019, plying his trade with Saint-Etienne.

“It is with great emotion that after more than 17 years of passionate love for football, with emotions greater than any other, memories that will remain forever and unforgettable human and sporting encounters, I announce the end of my professional football career.” he wrote on his Twitter page

“If this decision may seem obvious, logical and inevitable to some, having spent 35 years in the world of football, it remains very difficult to take and to accept because my love for football is immense.” he tweeted

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In the international scene,  the January-born bagged 48 appearances, finding the back of the next four times. His debut with France started against Ukraine at the Euro 2012 co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland.

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