January 10 News Today, 33-year-old Bell announced his retirement. He posted a message on social media to bid farewell to the Welsh national team.
Bell sent a letter to the Welsh national team↓
To the Welsh Family:
The decision to quit professional football was the hardest decision I have made in my career so far.
How would I describe what it means to me to be part of this country and community?
How can I articulate the impact this has had on my life?
How do I express how I feel every time I put on that Welsh shirt?
My answer is that it is impossible for me to express this in words alone.
But I know that everyone involved in Welsh football feels the magic and is so uniquely and profoundly affected.
I know you can feel how I feel, and it’s all in the dark.
My journey in the international arena has not only changed my life, but also changed me.
As a Welshman, being selected as the captain of the Welsh national team, this luck has given me more than anything else in my life.
I am honored and grateful to be able to play a role in the history of such an unparalleled country, and I feel the support and enthusiasm of all Red Dragon fans, and go with you to those unexpected and amazing places.
I became brothers with the lads in the dressing room and family with our national team staff.
I play for incredible coaches and I feel so much support and love from the most affectionate fans in the world.
Thank you for accompanying me on this journey.
Now I’m leaving, but I won’t be away from the team that is integral to my life.
After all, the red dragon on the jersey is all I have.
get stronger together
thank you all
In May 2006, Bell was selected for the Welsh national team for the first time, and then contributed 40 goals in 111 games.
In the 2016 European Cup, Bell led Wales to the semi-finals and was eliminated by Portugal in the semi-finals.
In 2022, Bell helped Wales return to the World Cup finals stage after 64 years, and scored 1 goal in the game against the United States, but it was a pity that they were out of the group.
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Official: Bell announced his retirement at the age of 33, ending his 17-year player career