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End of an era: Sone Aluko retires from professional football

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After a remarkable 17-year career, Nigerian striker Sone Aluko has announced his retirement from professional football, bidding farewell to the pitch at the age of 35. The decision marks the conclusion of a distinguished journey for the former Ipswich Town player, who leaves behind a legacy of memorable moments and achievements.

Aluko’s retirement comes on the heels of Ipswich Town’s triumphant return to the Premier League after a 22-year absence, a fitting end to his illustrious career.

The announcement was made during a celebratory dinner honoring the team’s ascent to the elite division, where Aluko expressed gratitude for his time at the club.

“I couldn’t imagine a better place to end my career. From top to bottom the Club is incredible and it has been a privilege to be here. I didn’t play as much as I would have liked, but it was still the best year of my career.

All the guys, I love every one of you, even you, Harry Clarke (club defender),” remarked Aluko, reflecting on his journey with Ipswich Town.

Throughout his career, Aluko showcased his talent at esteemed clubs such as Rangers, Hull City, and Fulham, before making a record-breaking move to Berkshire’s Reading in 2017 for a fee exceeding £7 million.

His tenure at Reading was punctuated by memorable contributions, including a crucial goal that secured the club’s status against QPR.

Joining Ipswich Town in 2021, Aluko played a pivotal role in the team’s ascent from League One to the Premier League over two seasons, leaving an indelible mark on the club’s historic journey.

His leadership, skill, and dedication endeared him to fans and teammates alike, cementing his status as a revered figure in football.

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As Sone Aluko bids farewell to the professional arena, his legacy serves as an inspiration to aspiring players and a testament to the enduring impact of passion and perseverance in the beautiful game.

While his boots may no longer grace the pitch, the memories of his remarkable career will echo throughout the annals of football history.

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