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    Azkals top scorer Phil Younghusband set for retirement at 32

    Nov 18, 2019
    PHOTO: Suzuki Cup Twitter account

    PHIL Younghushand has announced his retirement from football after a 14-year career in the Philippines.

    The 32-year-old Younghusband made the announcement on his Instagram account.

    “Hanging up my boots! Thank you to my bosses, my coaches, team mates, competitors and all the supporters who have been part of my journey. See you all soon in a new adventure,” wrote Younghusband.

    Younghusband is considered as one of the players responsible for the renaissance of football in the Philippines.

    Playing under the Chelsea football system during his youth days, Younghusband was recruited to play for the Philippine national team after being discovered by a gamer that he has Filipino roots.

    Younghusband along with his brother James began playing for the Philippine national team in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games before making his way to the senior national team.

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      In 2010, Younghusband scored a goal in the 2-0 upset win over Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup in a match dubbed as the ‘Miracle in Hanoi’ sparking the rise of popularity of football in the country.

      Younghusband earlier this year also made a historic goal against Tajikistan to book a spot in the 2019 AFC Asia Cup.

      Younghusband had more than 100 caps for the Azkals.

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      PHOTO: Suzuki Cup Twitter account
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