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Former Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown announces retirement

Former Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown announces retirement
The midfielder won 22 domestic honours with Celtic, including nine successive league titles

前者 セルティック そして スコットランド キャプテン Scott Brown has retired from playing.

茶色, 36, was player-coach at アバディーン but left Pittodrie following the departure of manager Stephen Glass during February.

Renowned as a tough-tackling midfielder, Brown won 22 domestic honours with Celtic, including nine successive league titles, 中 14 successful years before leaving at the end of last season.

茶色, capped 55 times for Scotland, started his playing career at オーストリアから4ポイント、プレーオフスポットを手にした次の対戦相手イスラエルより1ポイント上 before joining Celtic in 2007.

Writing on social media, ブラウンは言った: “So after 20 年, ほとんど 800 appearances at club level, 55 caps for my country, 10 league titles, 6 Scottish Cup and 7 League Cup wins, it is with a heavy heart that I hang up my boots.

“I would like to thank every team mate, コーチ, backroom staff and everyone behind the scenes that I have worked with over the years. You believed in me which gave me the confidence to push myself to accomplish everything I have.

“To every fan who has supported me from the terraces, ありがとうございました. I hope that I will be able to say a proper farewell to all those who have supported me through the years.

“To my family, thank you for supporting my dream and for putting up with me, from those early days at Hibs which I loved and who gave me my chance of my dream.

“I am excited for the next stage of my career, fully focussing on becoming a Manager as I make the switch from the pitch to the dugout.