Retirement is very emotional for players,after all it means saying goodbye to the sport they loved.Its never easy for them to decide when to retire,and sometimes they regret after having made the decision to retire which leads them to reverse their decision and make a comeback.Today we will have a look at some of the footballers who came out of retirement.
Here are 10 footballers who came out of retirement
Zinedine Zidane played a key role in the success of France at both the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. Zidane won the 1998 World Cup, scoring twice in the final and UEFA Euro 2000, where he was named the Player of the Tournament. He was also named FIFA World Player of the Year three times, in 1998, 2000 and 2003.
After France’s elimination from Euro 2004, Zidane announced his retirement from international football.
With the mass retirement of veteran key players such as Bixente Lizarazu, Marcel Desailly, Claude Makélélé and Lilian Thuram, France struggled to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. At the urging of coach Raymond Domenech, Zidane came out of retirement and was immediately reinstated as team captain.
Before the 2006 World Cup final in Berlin, Zidane was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament. Having already announced he was to retire after the expiration of his Real Madrid contract at the end of the 2005–06 season, the world of football already knew Zidane’s second World Cup final was to be the last match of his career.
Seven minutes into the match Zidane put France ahead,however he was then sent off in the 110th minute of the game after headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest, so he did not participate in the penalty shootout which Italy won 5–3.