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Last kick for Kenwyne

Published: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
T&T captain Kenwyne Jones celebrating a goal for Atlanta United.

Kenwyne Jones will hang up his boots at the end of the year, blowing the final whistle on a career that has spanned close to two decades. His announcement came via social media, not long after Atlanta United, the Major League Soccer club he plays for in America, announced it would not be renewing his contract.

Jones said in a release, “My decision to retire from playing has not been an easy one for me but having thought about it at length… I believe that now is the right time to move on to the next chapter in my life...”

His social media posts attracted reactions from footballers across the globe. His former team-mate at Sunderland Anton Ferdinand said on Twitter, “…congratulations on a great career thank you for the battles we had and thank you for the memories.”

Former Manchester United defender Fabio said, “all the best in your future my friend.”

T&T’s Shahdon Winchester said, “It was a pleasure skip all the best in your future endeavours.”

Jones played 90 times for T&T, scoring 23 goals. He was named T&T Footballer of the Year in 2007, 2010 and 2013. He also played in the 2001 FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cup in T&T and the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany.

He appeared in three CONCACAF Gold Cups in 2005, 2013 and 2015.