Sneijder announces his retirement

Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder has retired from football at the age of 35. Gifted with exceptional vision and passing abilities, Sneijder last played for Qatari side Al-Gharafa. He stepped into the limelight with Ajax in 2002 and his formidable performances earned him a move to Real Madrid where he won the La Liga title in the 2007-08 season.

Sneijder moved to Inter Milan in 2009 and played a major role in a side that won the Champions League, the Serie A title and the Italian Cup in 2010. The skillful midfielder was also a consistent performer for Le Oranje and was capped 134 times, becoming the most capped Dutch player of all time.