Former Galatasaray goalkeeper Brad Friedel to retire at the end of the season

The former Galatasaray goalkeeper Brad Friedel has decided to hang up his gloves at the end of the season.

Tottenham confirmed the news on their official Twitter page, “The Club can announce that goalkeeping legend @friedel_b [Brad Friede] will retire from the game at the end of the season.”

“I’m incredibly proud of what I’ve achieved in my career,” he said. “When I first started the journey I never imagined it’d be this long,” Friedel was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“One thing I will miss is that day-to-day interaction with the staff and players.

“There really is nothing like it but my 44th birthday is here so I think it is a good time to call it a day.”

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Friedel joined Galatasaray on a free transfer from the Danish club Brondby IF on September 1 1995.

The USA international made 30 appearances for the Istanbul Giants before moving onto Columbus Crew. Friedel won the Turkish Cup while at Galatasaray.

The 43-year-old later moved to the Premier League to join Liverpool in 1997 and has also played for Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Tottenham.