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Wembley Winning Captain Steven Caldwell Announces Retirement

14 July 2015

Wembley-winning former Clarets captain Steven Caldwell has announced his retirement from professional football, aged 34.

Caldwell, who led Burnley into the Premier League in 2009, is to take up a position behind the scenes at MLS franschise and current club Toronto FC.

In a statement, Caldwell said: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from the game I love.

“Football has been my life since a very young age and I appreciate the opportunity I’ve had to live out my dreams.

“I would like to thank all my team-mates and coaches I’ve learnt from along the way, creating friendships and bonds that will last forever.

“Newcastle, Blackpool, Bradford, Leeds, Sunderland, Burnley, Wigan, Birmingham and Toronto; All magnificent clubs.

“It was an honour to wear your shirt and I hope the fans appreciated the pride I felt in putting on Their (sic) jersey.”

On behalf of everyone at Burnley Football Club, we would like to wish Steven well in the future and assure him of a warm welcome back whenever the opportunity arises!

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