Ex-England striker Rickie Lambert retires

The 35-year-old has been without a club since leaving Cardiff City in July after Premier League spells with Southampton, Liverpool and West Brom.

Former England and Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert announced his retirement from football on Monday.   -  AFP

Former England and Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert announced his retirement from football on Monday.

The 35-year-old has been without a club since leaving Cardiff City in July after Premier League spells with Southampton, Liverpool and West Brom.

Lambert, who scored three goals in 11 appearances for England, said in a statement: "I have had some ups and downs in my career but to have represented clubs like Southampton, Liverpool and playing for my country in a World Cup were beyond my wildest dreams.

"Playing and scoring for England is probably my proudest professional moment and I will look back at every aspect of how I got there with fond memories."

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