Former Stoke and Ireland football star, Jonathan Walters announces his retirement from football at 35 over injury nightmare

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Former Stoke and Ireland football star, Jonathan Walters has announced his retirement from football after failing to recover persistent Achilles heel problem.

The 35-year-old who represented eight clubs during an 18-year career last appeared for Ipswich back in September and has spent the last six months of the sidelines after rupturing his Achilles in a goalless draw at Bolton.

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Today, the striker announced his retirement from football on his Twitter account.

‘Isn’t it ironic…my Achilles heel has literally been my Achilles heel and finished me off,’ he wrote.

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‘I am now retired from playing football. It’s been epic. Veni vidi vici.’

Here is Walter’s career below.

Clubs: 10

Clubs played for: 8

Games: 529

Goals: 109

Assists: 58

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Games: 54

Goals: 14


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