Wesley Sneijder: Dutch legend comes out of retirement aged 36, begins training

Wesley Sneijder: Dutch legend comes out of retirement aged 36, begins training

- Wesley Sneijder announced his retirement from professional football in August 2019

- Reports have it that the 36-year-old is returning to action and will resume training

- The midfield maestro played for the Holland national team and several top clubs in Europe

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Wesley Sneijder has reportedly come out of retirement at the age of 36 as reports have it that the former Inter Milan star will begin training with Dutch amateur football club DHSC.

The midfielder who is said to have dusted his boots is expected to team-up with the club on July 27 as he continues to build his fitness with the fifth-tier side based in Utrecht.

In August 2019, the former Netherlands midfielder announced his retirement from football after 17 years of trophy laden career.

The 35-year-old last featured for Qatari football league side Al-Gharafa where he scored 15 goals in 22 appearances in just one season at the club.

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Sneijder was part of the historic Inter Milan team that won treble under Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho in 2010.

Wesley Sneijder: Dutch legend comes out of retirement aged 36 and begins training

Wesley Sneijder also played at Real Madrid. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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In the same year, he led the Oranje Boys to the final of the FIFA World Cup but lost to Spain by just one goal in the final of the tournament in South Africa.

The midfielder, who spent just two seasons at the Real Madrid won one La Liga title during his reign.

Sneijder moved to Turkey in 2013 after a successful four year reign at the San Siro Stadium where he won a total of six trophies.

He also led Galatasaray to two Super Lig triumphs, three Turkish League and three Turkish Super Cup titles in four seasons.

And the 35-year-old wrapped up his outstanding career winning the Qatari Stars Cup last campaign before eventually drawing the curtains on his career.

But that could be set to change as technical director Jordy Zuidam admitted the club are interested in a deal provided Sneidjer is in good shape.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has made a surprise U-turn from retirement to play for his boyhood club FC Groningen.

Robben a highly decorated player, initially announced his retirement in May 2019 after a glittery career where he won 30 major trophies.

At the time, the 36-year old seemed to suggest a string of injuries was a big factor in his decision to hang his boots.

One year on, however, and the Dutch international will be making a stunning comeback albeit with the club that groomed him as a footballer.

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