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Ten Players That Retired From Football Too Soon

Ten stars that could have continued playing for longer than they did.

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Following David Bentley’s retirement from the game on Friday afternoon, we at CaughtOffside got thinking that over the years there has been a number of players that hung up their boots way too soon. Bentley may not have been the best player in the world, and his career had certainly experienced a sharp decline in recent years, but he still would have been capable of offering something to…somebody!

David Bentley

10. David Bentley

Retired age: 29

We’ll start with the man himself. After a bright start to his career at Arsenal, he then made a big money move to Tottenham Hotspur, where he was tipped to take over from David Beckham as England’s latest right-footed wizard. Sadly, a loss of form saw him bounce around the leagues in a succession of loans that failed to reignite his once scintillating form and he decided to call it a day this week to run a restaurant in Spain.

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