Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov officially announced his retirement from football yesterday at the age of 38.
The striker hasn’t played any competitive football for the last year and a half, having previously featured for Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters early last year.
On finally deciding to call time on his playing career yesterday, there was an outpouring of affection from the fans on social media.
The striker joined Tottenham in the summer of 2006 from Bayer Leverkusen and had a magnificent two years in North London before moving to Manchester United in 2008.
He forged a fantastic partnership with another fan favourite, Robbie Keane during his time at the club and scored some fantastic goals.
He won the League Cup with Spurs in 2008 after they beat Chelsea 2-1 in the final with the Bulgarian scoring the equaliser from the penalty spot before Jonathan Woodgate nodded in the winner during extra time.
The striker did not leave the club in the best of terms as he pushed through a move to Old Trafford but that didn’t stop some Spurs fans on social media from acknowledging the magical displays he put in at White Hart Lane (Guardian).
So enjoyable to watch
— To Dier is to do. (@EddieEoshea) September 19, 2019
…but honestly ehh Dimitar Berbatov really balled for Tottenham Hotspur
— PHemmy Germann (@oluwafemigerman) September 20, 2019
— richard brooks (@bbbiker800) September 19, 2019
Ah Dimitar Berbatov has retired. I'm a massive, massive fan of his. I honestly believe his best performances were in a Tottenham shirt and he will go down as one of the best footballers I have ever seen. Absolute pleasure to watch. Best of luck Dimitar! 🇧🇬 #COYS #THFC #LEGEND pic.twitter.com/KSvGFgph1V
— Dean Faccini (@DeanFaccini) September 19, 2019
had the pleasure to watch this man in his prime back in the day at the lane what a top player!
— Tyler Wilson (@XpeRia_PRiME) September 19, 2019
I’m convinced he never scored a scrappy goal
— Martin (@MPH1982) September 19, 2019
— The Spurs Show (@spursshow) September 19, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
The transfer saga when he departed certainly left a bad taste in my mouth but I believe we got to see the best of Berbatov at Spurs. He was unplayable for two years and absolutely mesmerising to watch. He was one of the greatest entertainers that we’ve had at the club in recent history.
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