Philippine football star Phil Younghusband announces retirement

By Santino Honasan on Nov 18, 2019 06:01 PM

Thank you, Phil!

One of the greatest to ever represent the Philippines on the football pitch is calling it a career, as Fil-British striker Phil Younghusband has announced his retirment. 

The 32-year old Younghusband made the announcement on his Instagram account. 

"Hanging up my boots! Thank you to my bosses, my coaches, team mates, competitors and all the supporters who have been part of my journey. See you all soon in a new adventure," Younghusband wrote, accompanied by a drawing of himself wearing the iconic #10 kit. 

A member of the Philippine Men's National Football Team since 2006, Younghusband has appeared in 108 international matches including landmark moments in Philippine football history such as the Miracle in Hanoi back in 2010, as well as the Philippines' historic qualification into the 2019 AFC Asian Cup back in 2018 and their participation in the tournament itself in 2019. 

Younghusband is also the country's top goalscorer with 52, and is the only Filipino on the list of players with 50 or more international goals scored. 

In Philippine club football, Younghusband spent most of his professional career with Meralco Manila in the UFL. 

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