Tottenham's Ledley King retires

Updated: July 19, 2012, 8:13 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Tottenham captain Ledley King retired from soccer on Thursday due to a chronic left knee injury that has troubled him throughout his career.

"I have missed a lot of football over the years, but the Spurs fans have always been patient and incredibly supportive with me during difficult periods," the 31-year-old King said on Thursday. "Sadly my injuries and inability to train have now finally brought an end to my career."

King, who played as a central defender, spent his entire ...

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