Tomáš Rosický Retires From Football

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Sparta Prague midfielder Tomas Rosický has retired from football at the age of 37.

The former Czech Republic international returned to Sparta Prague, where he started his career, in 2016 following 10 years in the Premier League with Arsenal.

Rosický was plagued by injury for much of that decade and put his decision to hang up his boots down to being unable to keep up with the physical demands of football.

“After careful consideration I have realised I am no longer able to fully prepare my body for what professional football requires,” he told the club’s official website. “I would like to thank Sparta for raising me, for being the first step in my career in big clubs and for allowing me to say goodbye at the place I love the most.”

He left the Czech Republic in 2001 when he moved to Borussia Dortmund, establishing himself in the side before Arsenal came calling. He won two FA Cups during his time at the Emirates Stadium.

The midfielder made more than 100 appearances for his national team.

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