One of the Premier Leagues most decorated defenders has finally called it a day as Patrice Evra retires after 21 years as a professional footballer!
The French left-back has called time on his career after a short stint at West Ham last year. He started his playing career in 1998 when he signed a professional contract with Marsala aged 17. His career progressed from there on where he got a move to Monaco in 2002. During his time at Monaco, he converted into a left-back after initially being a left-winger.
He impressed in his time at the French club, which earnt a move to Manchester United in 2006. He cost the club £5.5million, but it was his outfit that was spoken about more than the price!
On this day in 2006, Patrice Evra joined Manchester United for £5.5m. What a signing he turned out to be! pic.twitter.com/T0uQQ7tAHs
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 10, 2017
Evra had a fantastic time at Man United. He won 15 trophies whilst at the club, which included a Champions League and multiple Premier League trophies. In 2014 his time at United came to an end and he went to Juventus. The Italian giants signed Evra for just £1.2 million! Whilst at Juventus he had another successful period, winning all of the domestic trophies available in Italy.
He stayed there for three seasons until he moved back to France and joined Marseille. His time at the club was short though. Evra got into a fight with a fan and as a result, left the club after only 15 games. The last club Evra played for was West Ham when he returned for a brief spell at the end of the 17/18 season. Since then he has been at no clubs and as a result, has now retired.
Evra’s career in numbers:
✅ Patrice @Evra retires from Football.
🏟 Games: 733
⚽ Goals: 17
🇫🇷 Caps: 81
🏴🏆 5x PL
🏴🏆 5x Charity Shield
🏴🏆 3x League Cup
🌍🏆 1x UCL
🌎🏆 1x CWC
🇮🇹🏆 2x Serie A
🇮🇹🏆 2x Coppa Italia
🇮🇹🏆 1x Supercoppa
🇫🇷🏆 1x Coupe de la Ligue
🤩 One of the great left-backs. pic.twitter.com/Dlya9Bj17I
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 29, 2019
Evra will be most remembered for his time in the Premier Leauge and at Manchester United. We have a review available to look at the top six sides and their chances/odds on winning the Premier Leauge!