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
In March 2011, Arsenal had a goalkeeping crisis on his hands; Woljiech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone were all ruled out with finger, shoulder and thigh injuries respectively. Manuel Almunia was the only fit senior goalkeeper available, prompting Wenger to call up an old favourite,Jens Lehmann.
Jens Lehmann played 199 times for Arsenal between 2003 and 2008, and was an integral member of the Gunners’ unbeaten title-winning squad of 2004.
He was lacking match fitness and wasn’t expected to feature with Almunia still the number one choice. But in a game against Blackpool, Alumina got injured in the warm up and Lehmann made his first appearance for the club since his return, a match that ended 3-1 in the Gunners’ favour.
Lehmann finally retired at the end of the season as the second-oldest player to represent the Gunners in their history, at the age of 41.