Iconic AS Saint-Etienne captain and defender Loïc Perrin announced on Thursday that he is hanging up the boots now that the 2019-20 season has ended for Les Verts.
After 383 Ligue 1 Uber Eats matches with AS Saint-Etienne, 34-year-old defender Loïc Perrin has decided to retire from the game, making it official with a press release on Thursday.
"Even if I was hoping for a different end, I am happy and proud of my career during these 17 seasons as a professional footballer, with ups and downs but always giving my all," wrote the talismanic stopper, whose playing career ended with a red card for a horror tackle on Kylian Mbappé as Saint-Etienne lost the Coupe de France final 1-0 to Paris Saint-Germain. "A page is being turned, but my story with ASSE is not over yet."
Saint-Etienne's third-most capped player
With 471 matches, in all competitions, for Saint-Etienne, he is the third-most capped player in club history - behind only René Domingo (533) and Robert Herbin (492).
With his long-time club, Loïc Perrin lifted the Coupe de la Ligue BKT in 2013. Formerly a France youth international, he was called up to the senior France squad at the end of 2014 and 2015, but never earned his first cap with Les Bleus.