Most players decide to retire from football because of the age that is not young anymore. But, there are some of them who chose instead hanging shoes when not past 30 years.
Here are some top players who retired early as quoted from Tibs News:
1. Just Fontaine
The French legend stopped playing while still 29 years old. Serious injury is the reason. Attackers who have strengthened Nice and Stade Reims is a goal record holder in one World Cup with 13 goals in the 1958 event.
2. Eric Cantona
He is a Manchester United legend. ‘King Eric’ decided to retire in 1997 at the age of 30. During his five seasons at Old Trafford, he scored 64 goals. Cantona also presented four Premier League titles and 2 FA Cups.
3. Sebastian Deisler
He is one of the players who staying digadang as the future star of Germany. However apes, when joined by Bayern Munich from Hertha Berlin in 2002, ‘Super Deis’ directly smothered serious knee injury and it happens repeatedly. 2007, when he was 27 years old, he announced his retirement.
4. Marco van Basten
He is a Dutch legend and AC Milan. Van Basten decided to retire in 1995 at the age of 28, after struggling with a knee injury for almost two years. Van Basten is one of the best strikers in football history. 277 goals scored with Ajax Amsterdam and Milan. He has won the European Footballer of the Year 1989, 1990, 1992 and the world’s best players in 1992.
5. Carlos Roa
Roa name known publicly when appearing defending Argentina in the World Cup in 1998. Had adventurous in Spain to defend Real Mallorca and Albacete, he chose to retire in 2006 when still a player Olimpo. Roa lost the age was 29 years. And the reason is quite interesting, he wanted to deepen the science of religion because the world felt the end of the world.
6. Fabrice Muamba
In August 2012, Muamba chose to retire. A few months earlier the 24-year-old was almost killed in the field due to a heart attack. After undergoing surgery and weighing the health conditions of Bolton Wanderers players it finally hanging up the shoe.
7. Ruben de la Red
At the age of 25, De la Red was forced to withdraw from the world of football because of problems with the heart. Yet two years before that, his career was climbing. Join Real Madrid and often become an option in the main squad of coach Bernd Schuster. He also entered the Spanish national team squad that steal the European Cup trophy in 2008.