Former Germany international David Odonkor retires
Former Germany international David Odonkor has retired at age 29
due to continuous injuries.
Odonkor became a national hero for one summer with his
performances at the 2006 World Cup on home soil but is suffering
from cartilage damage to his knee.
After 16 appearances for his country from May 2006 to June 2008,
Odonkor tells the Neuen Westfaelischen newspaper, ”My family and I
have decided that I won’t play anymore, but coach instead.”
Odonkor, the son of a German mother and Ghanaian father, made 75
Bundesliga appearances for Borussia Dortmund before switching to
Real Betis after his World Cup heroics.
Injury hampered his contribution at the Spanish side and he
returned to second-division Alemannia Aachen in 2011, before
spending last season at Ukrainian Premier League side Hoverla