Former Morocco international player, Marouane Chamakh, has confirmed his retirement from football at the age of thirty-five. This came after he stopped playing for almost two-and-a-half years.
The retiree had played with Arsenal, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Cardiff City, and Bordeaux. The striker played football until he left Cardiff in 2016.
His last league match was against Brighton in a goalless draw in the English Championship on the 3rd of December, 2016.
“Today, I can say that I really retired from football,” he said.
The thirty-five-year-old was born in France and he spent eight years with Bordeaux. He scored 56 goals in 230 league appearances.
During his career, he won one Ligue 1 title and two French League Cups.
In 2010, Chamakh moved to Arsenal and went on to make 40 Premier League appearances in three seasons. While at Arsenal, he netted 8 goals.
At the international level, Chamakh represented France’s Under-19s before switching allegiance to Morocco in 2003.
The retiree helped Morocco finish as runners-up at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations. also, he featured at the next two Nations Cup finals.