Football says goodbye to Premiership legend

Paulo Wanchope has today announced his retirement from football after persistent recurrences of a knee injury. The Costa Rica international finished his career at Chicago Fire in the USA.

Wanchope, 31, played for three English clubs throughout his career including Derby, West Ham and Man City. Despite becoming unsettled at several of his clubs, that didn't affect Paulo as he still managed to bag 91 goals in his 281 appearances for his various club sides and a stunning 45 goals in 75 appearances for his beloved home nation of Costa Rica.

In an interview Wanchope said "I always gave 100%. Sadly, my last performances were far from good enough and I have taken the decision to retire, in the last six months I had to make a great effort to recover after games and training with my knee problems."

Farewell Paulo and even though most of us haven't seen you play in recent years we'll still miss you.



  1. Anonymous said,

    Have to say as a Fire fan, THANK YOU for retiring. A clean break will enable the Fire to move forward towards a championship without being held down by poor performance of late. With all due respect to his past life in the Premiership, he's lost 3 steps, whether it be injury related or not.

    on 6:22 p.m.  

  2. Anonymous said,

    What's the point of this post.Nobody really cares about a mediocre premiership footballer retire. You'll be startin a new thread everyday to talk about players retiring.

    on 9:41 p.m.  

  3. Anonymous said,

    Should there be a Salary Cap in Soccer?
    Personally I think there should be! It’s just getting to be stupid money in soccer at the top of the premiership!
    It’s always the same teams at the top proving that soccer success is based purely on money which ruins the idea of it being a sport! They’ve done it in rugby, basketball, hockey and American football and it makes the sports more competitive and better to watch!
    I do a little Soccer Spread Betting from time to time and most matches don’t hold much surprise who is going to win, its boring! I want to see a team at the bottom pulling off an amazing season beating last seasons winners in a close fought battle!
    Make things fair! It shouldn’t be about money!

    on 4:57 p.m.