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'Supersub' Camara to retire

Publish on 19/05/2020 at 11h13 - D. CROSSAN

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Montpellier president Laurent Nicollin has confirmed that 2012 Ligue 1 Conforama champion Souleymane Camara is to retire at the age of 37.

The Senegalese international forward spent 13 seasons at Montpellier, the highlight of his career being the 2012 title as MHSC won the league for the first time, edging out Paris Saint-Germain in a thrilling race for the crown. In total, Camara played 423 Ligue 1 matches and scored 62 goals. He scored nine goals in 33 games in 2011-2012 in a team that featured the likes of Olivier Giroud and Younes Belhanda.

Nicollin told Midi Libre newspaper: "We had a conversation on Friday and the decision has been taken. Now he's thinking about what to do next. We're giving him time to decide what he wants to do, whether he wants to coach here. The door is open for him."

Camara played a club record 433 games for Montpellier in all competitions and scored in 10 consecutive Ligue 1 campaigns for them, though his final - truncated - season saw him draw a blank.