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Chelsea Legend Gary Cahill Announces Retirement

Former Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill has announced his retirement at the age of 36.

Cahill brings an end to his professional career having scored 45 goals across 585 appearances for seven different clubs in all competitions.

As well as winning eight pieces of silverware, all with Chelsea, Cahill earned 61 caps for England and featured in two World Cup squads.

Cahill started his career with Aston Villa, coming through the academy setup to make 31 appearances in all competitions between loan spells at Burnley and Sheffield United.

However, it was not until a transfer to Bolton Wanderers where Cahill’s stock rose significantly, his performances for the Trotters leading to his first England call-up in 2009 and debut a year later.

After making 147 appearances for Bolton, Cahill left for Chelsea in a deal worth in the region of £7m, and it proved to be one of the club’s best pieces of business during the Roman Abramovich era.

Cahill heavily contributed to eight trophies being won between his arrival in January 2011 and his exit at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, making 291 appearances in total.

Although Cahill won two Premier League titles and was named in three PFA Team of the Years, his crowning moment came in 2012 as he featured in Chelsea’s famous Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich.

Cahill started his career with Aston Villa, coming through the academy setup to make 31 appearances in all competitions between loan spells at Burnley and Sheffield United.

However, it was not until a transfer to Bolton Wanderers where Cahill’s stock rose significantly, his performances for the Trotters leading to his first England call-up in 2009 and debut a year later.

After making 147 appearances for Bolton, Cahill left for Chelsea in a deal worth in the region of £7m, and it proved to be one of the club’s best pieces of business during the Roman Abramovich era.

Cahill heavily contributed to eight trophies being won between his arrival in January 2011 and his exit at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, making 291 appearances in total

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