Former Netherlands international Demy de Zeeuw has confirmed his retirement from football with immediate effect.

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de-zeeuwThe 33-year-old last played an official match for NAC Breda in May 2015 when they were relegated to the Eerste Divisie after an extra time defeat to Roda JC.

De Zeeuw had been without a club since and has now confirmed to Quote that he is officially retired. He said, “I am now an ex-football player. I can now confirm that choice.”

A move to the USA was rumoured for some time, but De Zeeuw says its no longer an option, “I would still like to, but I do not have the time. I am also no longer so fit. I guess now I have to say that I am really stopped.”

The highlight of his career? “The semifinal of the World Cup against Uruguay was the highlight, but I also had a very nasty experience with that kick (by Martin Cáceres) in my face. I have many. The thirtieth League title with Ajax was also a highlight. ”

The former AZ and Ajax star will now concentrate on his clothing business Balr which will open its first official store in Amsterdam this year.

De Zeeuw played over 330 official matches during his career which saw him play for Go Ahead Eagles, AZ, Ajax, Spartak Moscow, Anderlecht and finally NAC Breda. He also earned 27 caps for the Dutch national team.




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