Male', MALDIVES - Maldives legendary goalkeeper Imran Mohamed has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38. Imran look after Maldives national team goal for 17 years and announced his retirement from national team on 2016.
The government of Maldives acknowledged his service and gave the national award of recognition recently.
Imran announced his retirement on his official Facebook page saying that it is the right time to retire.
"I am overwhelmed to receive the National Award of Recognition in the field of sports and promoting professional sportsmanship. Whatever I have achieved in my football career is all because of all my supporters who have stood by me. THANK YOU each and every one of you! Also a big thank you to every one of you who have helped me throughout my football career."
“I have decided to retire from football, I feel this is the right time to take this step"
"I am hoping that there will be more young talents coming up as goalkeepers. My best wishes are always with the Maldivian Football fraternity. May Allah bless us all in reaching new heights in Maldivian Football. " Imran said.
Imran started his career in 1999 and started to represent the Maldives in 2000. He has played for Club Eagles, Victory, New Radiant, VB Addu FC, Maziya and TC Sports Club during his career.