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Man With ‘Hardest Shot In Football’ Retires From Football, Hipsters Mourn

Premier League cult hero Steven Reid has sadly announced he will be retiring from football at the end of the season.

The Burnley defender was something of a cult hero among Premier League fans over the years, scoring howitzers every now and then for a host of clubs.

Here is Reid’s 189 kilometres per hour thunderbastard for Newcastle many moons ago, often referred to as the hardest shot in Premier League history.

An official statement was released via Burnley Football Club and read:

“The last 17 years have been incredible and I have been fortunate to have played for some great clubs at Millwall, Blackburn Rovers, West Bromwich Albion and Burnley, as well as representing Ireland and playing at the World Cup.

“Alongside the great memories there have also been the many lows of my well-documented injuries and I feel the time has now come to listen to my body.

“I’m excited about new challenges ahead. I’m working towards my ‘A’ licence and look forward to pursuing a career in coaching, alongside continuing the media work I’ve enjoyed this season.

“I would like to thank everybody that has been a part of the journey: My family, especially, but also the fans, players, staff, managers and friends that have made it a truly wonderful 17 years.”

 

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