Former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord announces retirement
Tuesday 12 June 2012
The French Football Federation paid tribute to former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord, who has announced his retirement.
The 38-year-old joined the club in 2000 from Bordeaux and spent four years in north London, winning two Premier League titles and two FA Cups.
He was a member of the 'Invincibles' team which went through the 2003-04 league season unbeaten.
Wiltord won 92 caps for France, memorably scoring an injury-time equaliser in the Euro 2000 final against Italy, which Les Bleus won in extra-time.
The FFF said in a statement: "All of our football fans who were following the final of the European Championship on the evening of July 2 in Rotterdam as supporters of France will long remember Sylvain Wiltord's equalising goal in added time before the French won in extra-time.
"This memory will remain etched in the history of our sport, because he made a big contribution to winning the European title."
Wiltord spent last season at Ligue 2 side Nantes.
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