Former France international Yohan Cabaye has just announced that he is ending his career as a professional footballer.

At 35, and after a 16-year professional career, Yohan Cabaye has chosen to hang up his crampons.

The midfielder announced the news through a Twitter post: “It is with great emotion that after more than 17 years of passion, love for football, emotions greater than each other , memories that will remain forever engraved in my memory, unforgettable human and sporting encounters that I am announcing to you at the end of my professional football career “.

The Toucroing native’s last club was AS Saint-Etienne. After guiding the Greens in the final of the Coupe de France, he had to leave, because not retained by the staff of Saint-Etienne. It has since been announced in some exotic championships, but in the end there was nothing. No more stubbornness, Cabaye therefore chose to bow out.

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During his career, Cabaye wore the jerseys of LOSC, Newcastle, Paris SG, Crystal Palace, Al-Nasr and therefore ASSE. He has in particular three titles of champion of France. One gleaned with LOSC (2011) and the other two with PSG (in 2014 and 2015). He also lifted the Coupe de France in 2011.

48 caps with the Blues

Cabaye has also been French international 48 times (4 goals scored). He is more capped than some of the big names of the Blues, such as Alain Giresse, Raymond Kopa, Eric Cantona or Bernard Lama. He is one of the players on whom Didier Deschamps relied the most at the start of his term. He participated in two editions of the European Championship (2012 and 2016) and also a World Cup (2014).

In his letter, Cabaye did not fail to “thank all those who helped him during this long journey, such as his ex-teammates, his coaches, his agents, but also and especially his family and the supporters. , he said that “you have to know how to take a step back and especially measure the chance to have been able to live your passion, your childhood dream to be able to start again”.