June 13, 2024

Former Crystal Palace and Millwall midfielder announces retirement

Former Crystal Palace, Millwall and Wimbledon midfielder Jason Puncheon has announced his playing retirement.

The 37-year-old, from Croydon, has six successive seasons in the top flight with the Eagles before leaving in 2019.

Puncheon went on to play in the Cypriot First Division and will now be the head coach of Peyia 2014.

“All good things come to an end,” Puncheon posted on social media. “I would like to thank all the coaches, team-mates and staff I have worked with – those memories, football lessons and life skills will stay with me forever.

“Thank you to all the fans. Hearing people sign your name from the stands is something I only dreamed about as a kid which then became a reality.

“I would like to thank my family and parents for being part of the sacrifices professional football demands – most importantly for your continued guided support in good or bad moments.

“Now it’s time for me to be a coach. I would like to thank Peyia 2014 for giving me the opportunity to be head coach at this early stage of my new career and I can’t wait to get started.”

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