July 19, 2024

Former Chelsea, Southampton and England left-back Ryan Bertrand has announced his retirement from football.

Bertrand, who was a product of the Blues’ youth set-up, made 57 first-team appearances for Chelsea, including in their 2012 Champions League final win against Bayern Munich.

But it was at Southampton where he spent the majority of his career – making 240 appearances in all competitions – before moving to Leicester City in 2021.

The 34-year-old has been without a club since leaving the Foxes last summer.

“I will be retiring from football,” Bertrand announced live on Sky Sports.

“It’s been a little while but I get asked a lot of questions – ‘When are you coming back, what are you doing?’

“So, just to make that official I am retiring and very much looking forward to the next steps.”

Bertrand had loan spells at Bournemouth, Oldham, Norwich, Reading, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Southampton while at Chelsea.

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