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HomeEPL (English Premier League)Former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta retired at 35

Former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta retired at 35

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After 18 “great years,” ex-Manchester City, West Ham, and Argentine defenseman Pablo Zabaleta resigned as a footballer.

Zabaleta, 35, joined City for £6.5m in 2008 from Espanyol and went on to become a club legend, playing 333 games and winning two Premier League titles.

He also picked up the FA Cup and two League Cups with the club.

Zabaleta moved to West Ham after nine seasons at City, in 2017 where he made a further 80 appearances.

Zabaleta, who won 58 caps for his country, said on Twitter: “After 18 years as a professional footballer, I decided to retire from playing football.”

“These have been wonderful years that gave me the opportunity to enjoy unique and unforgettable moments.”

IIn the 2012-13 season he was named to the PFA Team of the Year and during the 2018 World Cup, he worked for BBC Sport.

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