Yossi Benayoun: Former West Ham, Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder announces retirement from football


Yossi Benayoun: Former West Ham, Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder announces retirement from football

Former West Ham, Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun has announced his retirement from football.

The 38-year-old revealed his decision on Thursday and finished his career at Beitar Jerusalem.

The Israel international played for the three aforementioned clubs, as well as Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers, during a nine-year spell in English football.

Yossi Benayoun has retired from football

He won the Europa League with Chelsea in 2012/13 – appearing on the bench for the final defeat of Benfica – but his most successful spell came at Liverpool where he scored 29 goals in 134 games across three seasons.

He is only one of three players to score a hat-trick in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup, all of which came for Liverpool.

The other two players to achieve that feat are Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.