Former Sunderland, Spurs and Villa forward calls time on career

          Bent announces retirement

          2019/07/26 09:29
          Stephen Gillett

          A paid-up member of the Premier League's '100 club', striker Darren Bent today announced his retirement from football.

          The former England international, now 35, had been without a club since leaving Burton Albion at the end of the 2017/18 season and has decided to bring the curtain down on an eventful career that saw him hit 219 goals in 569 games for nine different clubs - 107 of his goals struck in the Premier League.

          Having emerged as a youngster at Ipswich Town, Bent moved to Charlton for £2.5m ahead of the 2005/06 season before big money moves to Tottenham (£17m), Sunderland (£10m) and Aston Villa (£18m) followed. Dogged by injury later in his career, Bent played for Brighton, Derby and Burton before deciding to bow out of the game. He scored four goals in 13 appearances for England. 

          Bent revealed his decision to retire yesterday on talkSPORT:

          "It's something you think about for a while and every footballer has that point when you think enough is enough.

          "But I'm excited for the next phase of my life."

          Bent (107 goals) is one of an esteemed group of 28 players to score more than a century of Premier League goals. 


          Darren Bent
          NameDarren Ashley Bent
          Born1984-02-06(37 -yrs-old)
          Dual Nationality
          PositionForward (Striker)


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