Brad Friedel has today announced his retirement from football at the grand old age of 43.
The 43-year old USA international made his debut for Galatasaray way back in 1996 and moved to England in ’97 to join Liverpool. It was at Blackburn where he established himself as a first-choice keeper, beginning a remarkable run in which he played in every Premier League game for eight consecutive seasons, in which time he moved to Aston Villa and then Spurs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the retirement of a Premier League legend.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 14, 2015
Been a pleasure playing with @friedel_b at Spurs and Villa, I've learnt so much from him. Need a new coach partner now! All the best mate
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) May 14, 2015
Hope Friedel gets the last game of the season, or at least comes on.
— Tottenham Talk (@tottenhamtalk1) May 14, 2015
— HEURELHO GOMES (@hdgomes) May 14, 2015
Good luck to @friedel_b; one of those players who remained popular whatever club he played for
— Adam Powley (@adampowley) May 14, 2015
Brad Friedel retires, leaving the Premier League down to its last two bald American goalkeepers.
— Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) May 14, 2015
Should Friedel make an appearance before the seasons end he will become the oldest player ever to play in the PL. pic.twitter.com/XtM5VZ7YH9
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) May 14, 2015