- Robert Green has retired from football after lifting the 2018/19 Europa League title
- The 39-year-old traveled with Chelsea teammates to Baku despite not being on the list
- Green signed for Chelsea in 2018 on a one-year contract to provide cover for Willy Caballero
Goalkeeper Robert Green has announced his retirement from football at the age of 39 after winning the 2018/19 Europa League title with Chelsea beating Arsenal in Baku.
The Englishman has been a goalkeeper for the past 23 years before he decided to end his professional football career as a hero.
Despite not making the bench against Arsenal in the Europa League final, Robert Green was in full kit and joined his teammates to celebrate their victory.
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“Being part of the group and celebrations with such a special squad of players after winning the Europa League seems a fitting way to end what’s been an amazing journey for me in the game.
“I’ve loved every moment and feel privileged to have enjoyed the career I have.
''I’ve played with, and against, some of best players in the world and have experienced so much that professional football has to offer,'' Green said in a statement according to UK Sun.
Robert Green started his career with Norwich, making 223 appearances for the Canaries before he left.
Green went to the World Cup with England in 2010 and the Euros two years later thereby making 12 appearances for the Three Lions.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Robert Green wore his full kit to lift Europa League trophy despite not being on the bench or played a match for Chelsea since Maurizio Sarri became boss.
The Blues third choice goalkeeper who has gone 645 days without playing a match did not miss out on the celebration.
But the 39-year-old stole the show after winning the first trophy in his 20-year career - and Twitter users could not get enough of it.
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