I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level. If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I'm fortunate to have realised those dreams.
To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country. I knew every time I wore the Three Lions shirt, I was not only following in a long line of great players, I was also representing every fan that cared passionately about their country. I'm honoured to represent England both on and off the pitch.
I wouldn't have achieved what I have done today without my family. I'm grateful for my parents' sacrifice, which made me realise my dreams. I owe everything to Victoria and the kids, who have given me the inspiration and support to play at the highest level for such a long period. I also want to thank Simon Fuller and his team for their continued support.
I want to thank all my team-mates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.
Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I'm starting a new adventure and I'm genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I'm fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it's my time to give back.
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Sad News For "Day's" Fans! Though I don't get to watch like I used to, I do recall our group of friends gathering in a common area back in college, faithfully at 3pm to watch "Days Of Our Lives!" Granted, when Marlena began levitating because she was said to be possessed, the show began to lose its luster a bit, I confess! For some though, the show has been a mainstay for more than 40 years! In an effort to gain new viewers to survive, they've added many a new (& young) fresh face. Actory Dylan Patton is one of them! Here's the story from TMZ.com ...
Lesson for the day -- DON'T SELL COCAINE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE ... OR AT ALL.
Former "Days of our Lives" actor Dylan Patton had some visitors today -- a bunch of L.A. County Sheriff's deputies who raided his house and arrested him for selling cocaine.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops got wind that the 20-year-old was allegedly selling coke out of his Agoura Hills home, so they sent an undercover cop in a few days ago to make a purchase. We're told deputies then got a search warrant and raided the house this morning.
Patton is currently in jail. Bail has been set at $30,000.
Patton made appearances on several shows throughout his career -- including "Cold Case" and "That's So Raven" -- but he's best known for the role of Will Horton on "Days of Our Lives," starring in numerous episodes of the soap between 2009-2010.