15 Jul 2011

Vieira finally retires

5:58 am on 15 July 2011

Manchester City's former France midfielder Patrick Vieira formally announced his long-expected retirement as a player at the age of 35, but he's staying on as the club's Football Development Executive.

Vieira won the World Cup and European Championship, four Serie A titles with Inter Milan and three Premier League titles with Arsenal, as well as five FA Cups -- four with the London side and last season's Wembley triumph with City.