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Senegal legend Henri Camara announces retirement from football

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hero and all time top goal scorer has announced he has quit football at the age of 41 after an eventful career where he played in several European clubs.

Camara maintains the record of being the most capped player and highest goalscorer in the Teranga Lions history with 31 goals in 99 appearances.

The 41-year-old made his international debut in 2000 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria in February 1999. He participated in five AFCON tournaments, in addition to Teranga Lions outstanding World Cup appearance in 2002 where they caused a shock upset to title holders back then France in Korea & Japan.

on club level, Camara initiated his career at ASC Diaraf before moving to France in 1998 to play for Strasbourg. He joined Scotland giants Celtic in a spell that lasted for only six months.

The experienced midfielder played for the likes of Wolverhampton, Stoke City, West Ham and Wigan in the English Premier League. Between 2011 and 2017, Camara spent the remainder of his career in the Greek league before announcing his retirement in August 2018

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