Lithuania’s top-tier football club FK Zalgiris confirmed Sunday the retirement of French forward David N’Gog at the age of 31.
Starting the career with French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, N’Gog made his senior debut in 2006 and in 2008 won the Coupe de la Ligue. He was signed at the start of the 2008–09 season by English Premier League club Liverpool. He moved to fellow Premier League side Bolton Wanderers after three years but was relegated after only one season with them.
“Of course, his decision was surprising for all-coaches and team members. David ‘s career is remarkable, he has played in Europe and the world’s most successful clubs,” Vilma Venslovaitiene, the club’s team manager said in a statement.
N’Gog announced his retirement in 2020, after spells in Greece, Scotland, Hungary and Lithuania. He is a former French youth international, having earned caps at all youth levels. However, he was also qualified to represent Cameroon, by way of his father, and was approached by Cameroon in the past to make the move.
N’Gog, 31, had played for Liverpool, Bolton, and Swansea for Paris Saint-Germain and English clubs in France.