‘ CARDIFF CITY LEGEND RETIRES FROM PLAYING FOOTBALL ‘
Stephen Mcphail has today announced his retirement.
One of my favourite players for giving his all.
By Annis Abraham
“The first result I look for is Cardiff. I still speak to Peter Whittingham a lot, we have always kept in touch. I watch Cardiff City live on television.”
“Cardiff have passionate, loyal fans who treated me well when I was playing for the club. I am planning a trip to Cardiff around Christmas to watch a game or two. I’m looking forward to that.”
‘ Stephen McPhail retires ‘
Saturday, 22 October 2016
McphailPlayer/Coach at Shamrock Rovers F.C. in 2016, today marks the end of an era for one of this country’s most skilful players, a leader and a gentleman on and off the pitch.
Stephen has made the following announcement:
“Today I announce my retirement from professional football. I have always dreaded this day coming.
The opportunity to play in over 500 competitive games and represent my country has been a dream come true. I am very grateful to have spent over 20 years in football. I owe so much to the best game in the world. I have had unbelievable experiences and hold many great memories. It has really moulded me into the person that I am today.
From my Grandad Paddy bringing me to play for Rush Athletic at 5 years of age to now, I need to thank so many people for helping me along the way. I have been lucky to work with brilliant people at great football clubs.
Most of all I am thankful to my family, my friends, my amazing wife Michelle and my kids Kari and Joel for all their support. I will be forever grateful.
I would also like to thank Home Farm for everything they did for me and Shamrock Rovers for giving me the opportunity to enjoy the last part of my career at home in Dublin. It means a lot.
I hope to stay in the game in the future and give something back that was given to me. It is all I know and love.
Football, thank you for everything”.