Belgian midfielder, Marouane Fellaini who played for clubs like Manchester United and Everton, has officially announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 36.
Fellaini had a notable career, making a significant impact during his time at Everton and being part of Manchester United’s FA Cup and UEFA Europa League-winning squads.
- Fellaini began his professional career with Standard Liege before joining Everton in 2008 for £15 million.
- He made a switch to Manchester United in 2013 for £27.5 million, becoming David Moyes’ first signing for the club.
- Despite facing challenges at Manchester United, Fellaini played a role in winning the FA Cup (2015-16) and the UEFA Europa League (2016-17).
- His last playing stint was in China for Shandong Taishan, where he contributed to the Chinese Super League win in 2021 and won three Chinese FA Cups.
- Fellaini represented Belgium in international competitions, including the Olympics (2008), Euro 2016, and the World Cups of 2014 and 2018.
- In his retirement announcement on Instagram, Fellaini expressed gratitude for the support from fans, family, teammates, and coaches throughout his career.
- While leaving professional football, Fellaini hinted at staying connected with the sport and expressed anticipation for new challenges in his life.
Fellaini’s retirement marks the end of an illustrious career, and fans are eager to see how he will continue to contribute to football in his next endeavors.