Former Everton man known for his penchant for beer calls it a day and hangs up his boots.
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Former Everton and Inter Milan midfielder Andy van der Meyde has retired from football, aged 31.
Van der Meyde, capped 18 times by Netherlands, joined Everton from Inter in 2005 but endured a torrid time with injuries and made only 24 appearances.
He joined PSV Eindhoven on a short-term deal after leaving Everton as a free agent at the end of the 2008/09 season.
“I quit,” said the Ajax graduate when announcing the end of his career. “I do not need to give an interview.”
The winger’s most memorable moment for Everton probably came when he set up Dan Gosling for the winner against Liverpool in the FA Cup in 2009. (BBC Sport)
Well that’s an emphatic way to call time on a career that was reportedly blighted by the Dutch midfielder’s liking for a pint of beer or two. During his four year stint at Goodison Park the former Inter Milan man made just 12 Premier League starts and whilst he did on occasion show a trick or two there was a long running debate as to whether the Arnhem born Dutch international ever really existed.
Somehow he managed to secure a move to PSV Eindhoven following his turbulent time on Merseyside, however he managed just one appearance before someone probably realised the signing was a horrible mistake. See below some footage of the great man in action for Inter Milan against Arsenal.