Downing announcing his retirement at the age of 37.

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Downing announcing his retirement at the age of 37. Stewart Downing, former England winger He officially retired at the age of 37 following the expiration of his contract with his last club, Blackburn Rovers.


Downing has been a professional footballer for over 20 years. He making 715 appearances for different clubs and 35 times for England as part of the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2012 squads.

After stepping up to the first team of Middlesbrough, in 2001-02 and playing for eight seasons, Downing moved to Aston Villa for around £10m before stepping up to Liverpool in 2011 for a fee believed to be up to £20m. but was unsuccessful during the last two seasons at Anfield.

Then moved to West Ham, played there for two seasons, then returned to the nest. Middlesbrough played four more seasons and joined Blackburn in 2019 on a one-year contract. Before the end of the contract and signed back to the nest again in November last year Ending the final season of his career with 19 games.

Downing has won two League Cup titles alongside Middlesbrough in the 2003-04 season and Liverpool in the 2011-12 season.