Yohan Cabaye posts classy message to fans after announcing his retirement

Yohan Cabaye has revealed his retirement as a player in an emotional message.

The midfielder had been without a club since leaving Saint-Etienne last summer.

"It’s with great emotion that after more than 17 years of passion, love for football, I’m announcing the end of my professional career,” said the 35-year-old, who scored Newcastle United’s first winner at Old Trafford in 41 years in December 2013.

"If this decision seems to some obvious, logical and inevitable, having spent 35 years in the football world, it remains very difficult to take and to accept, because my love for football is immense.

"I can't thank enough all the people I have been in contact with over the past few years; my team-mates, my coaches, my managers and my presidents, the supporters of the clubs I have played for, but also those of the France team who encouraged me when I had the honour of wearing the jersey of my country."

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