Chelsea mourn retirement of club legend Rob Green

Matt Stead

Chelsea goalkeeper Robert Green has announced his retirement.

The former England goalkeeper had been at Stamford Bridge for a year but did not make an appearance, although was in Baku for Wednesday’s 4-1 Europa League final win over Arsenal.

Green started his career at Norwich and played for West Ham, Leeds and QPR while he also made 12 appearances for England.

He said in a statement: “Following an incredible evening in Baku on Wednesday and after a 23-year career spanning three decades, I’ve decided that now is the right time to announce my retirement from professional football.

“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.”