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Kenwyne Jones Announces Retirement after Being Released by Atlanta United.

Kenwyne Jones Announces Retirement after Being Released by Atlanta United.

FORMER Sunderland and Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones has revealed this will be "my last year in sport".

THE SUN.CO.UK– FORMER Sunderland and Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones has revealed this will be “my last year in sport”.

The 33-year-old was released by MLS side Atlanta United on Monday and he immediately took to twitter to write:

Football has been great to me, I thank everyone who has helped me on the way. I appreciate you, but this is my last year in the sport… #onelove”.

The former Trinidad and Tobago captain kick-started his Premier League career at Southampton before having loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke.

He then signed for Sunderland in a £6million deal before being heavily linked with high profile clubs such as Liverpool and Spurs.

But after three years at the Black Cats he became the Potters’ record signing for £8m in 2010.

His highlight came when he scored in the FA Cup semi-final win against Bolton at Wembley but his time at Stoke was over when he was involved in a bust-up with team-mate Glenn Whelan.

He later joined Cardiff, scoring 17 goals in 64 appearances before enduring brief loan spells at Bournemouth and Al Jazira.

He only managed two goals in 17 appearances for Atlanta United.

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