Groenkjaer calls time on career

Updated: 26 May 2011 17:53 IST

Former Danish international striker Jesper Groenkjaer announced on Thursday he will retire from football at the end of this season.

Groenkjaer calls time on career
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Copenhagen:

Former Danish international striker Jesper Groenkjaer announced on Thursday he will retire from football at the end of this season.

The 33-year-old will play his final game for champions FC Copenhagen on Sunday.

"I'm retiring after mature reflexion. I've decided to end my top level career even if the desire and joy to play remains intact," he said.

FC Copenhagen reached the Champions League last 16 this season, a unique achievement in Danish football.

Capped 80 times, Groenkjaer retired from international football after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

He previously played for some of Europe's top clubs including Ajax, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and VfB Stuttgart before joining FC Copenhagen in 2006, winning four Danish league titles in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Topics : Football
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