Higginbotham announces retirement from football

Football veteran Danny

Football veteran Danny Higginbotham has officially announced that he has retired from the sport.

The news broke on Twitter where the defender wrote on 8 January:


The 35-year-old, who only as recently as 1 January signed for Altrincham FC, has played for a number of top flight clubs over his career since leaving Manchester United as a youngster.


Derby County, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United span a career in the football league which lasted for 13-years.

More recently, Higginbotham signed for Chester FC, making his debut in the 2-0 win over arch rivals Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground.

On New Year’s Day, he revealed he was to leave the Blues and sign for boyhood team, Altrincham FC, whom he supported as a young child.

With increasing media work, Higginbotham will be looking to further his career in the industry, having already featured on national TV and radio.

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Image: Chester FC