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Soccer legend Steve Cherundolo, known by some as the best American right back ever, has announced his retirement on Wednesday, March 20, 2014. Also captain of Hannover 96 of the German professional association Bundesliga, Steve Cherundolo has been with Hannover 96 for fifteen years, which was his entire professional career, thus giving him the nickname “The Mayor of Hannover.” The 35-year-old is a veteran in three FIFA World Cups for the US national team, as well as the only player born in the United States to spend his entire soccer career in Europe.
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With more than 500 games under his belt, Cherundolo has become an icon that many fans are disappointed to see forced into retirement after a knee injury that has inhibited his career for over a year. He has undergone multiple surgeries for his knee since his injury, sidelining him for most of the 2013-14 season. Cherundolo has stated that he is he has made the choice to quit playing for good, due to “many reasons, mainly my health,” when the retirement was announced.
Steve Cherundolo played college soccer at the University of Portland for two years. After his first year at the University, he was named West Coast Conference Freshman of the year, accelerating his athletic career. Cherundolo is seen as a legend of U.S. soccer. Fans admired his talent and consistency on the field. Click here for stats on Steve Cherundolo.
Though his playing career may be over, he is still planning to continue as assistant coach of Hannover’s under-23 team, as he works toward his coaching license.