Barcelona Defender Eric Abidal Announces Retirement

Full back has been recovering following a liver transplant last month.

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Barcelona and France defender Eric Abidal has today announced his retirement from the game according to a number of sources. The 32 year old is recovering from a liver transplant last month and brings to an end his five year spell at the Nou Camp.

The Lyon born defender racked up 188 appearances for the Catalan club following his move to the club in the summer of 2007. He has collected a plethora of honours during his twelve year long career, including three Ligue 1 titles, three La Liga winners medals and two Champions League triumphs.

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