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Ex-Egypt striker Amr Zaki announces his retirement from football
Amr Zaki ‘The Bulldozer’ announced his retirement from football on his Twitter account after what has been a frustrating last few years for the Egyptian striker.
Zaki has wrapped up an illustrious career that had humble beginnings at El-Mansoura and once saw him touted as one of the highlights of African football during his stint at Wigan.
Following several unsuccessful spells at various clubs since, including Hull City (England), Elazığspor (Turkey), Al-Salmiya (Kuwait), Raja Casablanca (Morocco), Al Ahed (Lebanon) and finally Arab Contractors back in Egypt, the 32-year-old striker has announced his retirement through his official Twitter handle.
زي النهاردة من ٧ سنين كانت اول مباراة واول هدف في الدوري الانجليزي والنهاردة بقول شكرا ايتها المستديرة على ١٥ عاما من العطاء..اعتزال نهائي.
— AMR ZAKY (@ZakyOfficial) August 16, 2015
“7 years ago today was my first match and goal in the English Premier league and today I say thank you football for 15 years of giving. Retiring for good,” Zaki tweeted.
Besides his time at Wigan, his other high moments include starring for ENPPI, Zamalek and the Egyptian national team in the semi-finals of the AFCON 2006 and 2008 before going on to win both tournaments.
The burly striker netted 29 goals in 63 caps for the Pharaohs.