Dimitar Berbatov cheekily announces retirement from football on social media post 
Dimitar Berbatov cheekily announces retirement from football on social media post 
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Dimitar Berbatov cheekily announces retirement from football on social media post 

Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov has announced his retirement from football. 

The Bulgarian had a successful career at club level, turning out for United, Spurs and Fulham in the English Premier Legue.

Berbatov has however been without a club since leaving Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters last year, and moved to clarify his situation.

He announced his retirement with a social media post on his Instagram, which included footage of an overhead goal he scored in a 3-2 win over Liverpool nine years ago. 

"I did it my way!

On this special day today, if you don't know why, check the story, I decide to share this with you, which I was preparing to post a while ago, but didn't... I don't know why...

"I know some of you already thought that I retired, and now maybe you are like WTF Berbs we know that you don't play, but I did try to find something (a club) last year. Didn't happen.

"So, someone told me I need to say something, and seeing that people were asking me, especially back home, I need to give a farewell message! So, here it is!

My last game was more than one year ago, so I think its the right time now to stop and its long overdue!

"Although when I think about it, its never The End, because I will stay in the game in one way or another, the time has come to say that after almost 20 years playing football I am stopping with my professional ACTIVE football career!

"I will miss it! I will f***ing miss it! Everything! The games, trainings, the goals, preparations, the pressure, my teammates... the roar of the fans when I scored another banger.

Berbatov made 229 appearances across spells at Spurs, United and Fulham, scoring 94 goals and winning the Golden Boot in the 2010/11 season.

He won two Premier League titles at United and also featured for CSKA Sofia, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco and Greek side PAOK. 

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