Former Real Madrid star Sneijder retires from football

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/08/2019

Former Real Madrid star Wesley Sneijder has announced his retirement.

The Dutch international scored 22-goals and provided 25 assists in 116 appearances for Inter Milan 2009 and 2013 after he left Real Madrid for Serie A.

He won the treble of a Scudetto, Coppa Italia and Champions League in 2010 and guided the Netherlands to the World Cup finals but controversially missed out on the Ballon d'Or that year.

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The Dutchman also counts Ajax, Galatasaray, Real Madrid, Nice and Al-Gharafa among his previous clubs.

"My love for the city of Utrecht is great," he told the Eredivisie side's official website, revealing he's bought a box at the stadium.

“We often talked about the possibility of me coming here, and now we've put this thing on paper. I'm looking forward to a great season!"