Ledley King has decided to call time on his footballing career, after finally conceding defeat in his long term battle with knee injuries.
The Tottenham captain was one of the few one club players in the modern game, notching up 323 first team appearances and scoring 14 goals – since making his debut back in May 1999.
Unfortunately a series of knee injuries has hindered King’s opportunity to play more games not only for club, but for his country as well where he gained 23 England caps.
Thierry Henry once hailed him as the ‘best defender he ever played against in England’ and you don’t receive many accolades that are better than that.
Spurs have announced that Ledley King will continue at the club in an ambassadorial role and be a champion for the regeneration of Tottenham, while also granting him a testimonial so fans will have the opportunity to give him a proper send off. Daniel Levy believes it will be a special night and the chance to celebrate one of the most gifted players to ever don the Tottenham shirt:
“It will undoubtedly be a special night at the Lane, the chance for fans and teammates to pay tribute to our longest-serving, not to mention one of the most gifted players in the history of the Club.” Official Site