Bodmer retires

Publish on 24/06/2020 at 11:27 - D. CROSSAN


Amiens midfielder Mathieu Bodmer has hung up his boots at the age of 37. He was a Ligue 1 champion with Lyon in 2008 and with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013.

Bodmer played 418 Ligue 1 matches for Caen, Lille, Lyon, PSG, Saint-Etienne, Nice, Guingamp and Amiens, where he spent the final two seasons of a 20-year professional career.

Bodmer told L'Equipe: "I'd been thinking about retirement for quite a while. There had been injuries and age to take into account as well. Of course I would have liked to have stopped in a different way than in confinement."

The versatile 1m90 player forced through a dream move from OL to PSG in 2010: "Since I was small the capital club had been tracking me and I was never able to sign, for various reasons. Playing for PSG is what I wanted. Not having played for them would have been a regret in my career. I remember the summer of my signing, I went up to Paris for a week and I missed the Lyon training sessions. When Jean-Michel Aulas called me, I told him: either I sign for Paris or I stop playing football."