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Tomáš Rosický retires

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20. 12. 2017 | 10:53 back to news

Sparta will start the second part of the season without Tomáš Rosický, as the club legend has decided to retire from professional football in the middle of the 2017-2018 season.

Rosický announced his retirement at a press conference on Wendesday, December 20.

“After careful consideration I have realised I am no longer able to fully prepare my body for what the professional football requires. I would like to thank Sparta for raising me, for being the first step in my career in big clubs, and for allowing me to say goodbye at the place I love the most,” Rosický said.

Rosický is a Sparta homegrown player, who had joined the club in the 1988 from ČKD Kompresory Praga. He had become a key part of the first team between 1998 and 2001, having won three Czech championships. He had joined Dortmund later in his career, won the German championship in 2002 and then left to Arsenal in 2006. He spent ten years in London and won the FA Cup twice.

Tomáš has returned to Sparta in summer 2016 and made twelve league appearances since then, scoring one goal. He had also made 105 national team appearances, scoring 23 goals.

 

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