Lehmann to quit at end of season

30 March 2010 01:55
Former Germany and Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is to retire from football at the end of the season.The 40-year-old, now at VfB Stuttgart, has said he will hang up his boots when the Bundesliga campaign ends on 8 May. [LNB]Lehmann won 61 caps for Germany and was the national side's number one keeper at the 2006 World Cup and the 2008 European Championships. [LNB]He is in his second season with Stuttgart and has insisted that he will not consider any offers from abroad. [LNB]"That is what the family council has decided," he explained.[LNB] Discuss European football on 606 Lehmann joined Arsene Wenger's side from Borussia Dortmund in 2003 as a replacement for David Seaman, and played in every match as the Gunners went unbeaten for the entire 2003/04 Premier League season. [LNB]However, he left the club in 2008 after losing his place to Manuel Almunia. [LNB]Lehmann also played for Schalke and AC Milan, and his last international game for Germany was their 1-0 defeat by Spain in the final of Euro 2008.

Source: BBC_Sport