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Lewis Ambrose·13 December 2020

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar announces retirement plans

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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar confirmed that he will retire at the end of the season after netting his 150th Eredivisie goal on Saturday.

“I’m going to quit,” he told reporters after making his first start of the season and scoring in Ajax’s 4-0 win over PEC Zwolle.

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“Football is the best thing there is. Never say never, but it’s over.”

Huntelaar began his career in with PSV and joined Heerenveen before joining Ajax in 2006.

He scored 105 goals in just 136 appearances for the first team in a three-and-a-half year stint that earned him a move to Real Madrid.

After a brief spell there and with Milan, ‘the Hunter’ joined Schalke, where he scored 126 goals in 240 appearances before re-joining Ajax in 2017 at the age of 34.

Now 37, the striker also netted 42 times in 76 Netherlands appearances before ending his international career in 2005.