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Mido Calls It A Day
Egyptian 'legend' hangs up his boots.
Barnsley legend Ahmed Hossam 'Mido' has retired from all forms of football at the age of just 30.
Mido signed for the Reds last June and after so much excitement and expectation, constant injuries meant the Egyptian international couldn't forge a career at Oakwell, appearing in the red of Barnsley for just 27 minutes in November's 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield.
The former Tottenham, Ajax, Middlesbrough, West Ham, Wigan Athletic, Roma and Zamalek striker tore a hamstring in the warm up of a pre-season friendly at Doncaster last July and this kept him out until his only appearance came.
Then Reds manager Keith Hill expressed concerns about Mido's fitness and revealed in December that he would leave the club after talks with his agent. He has now decided to retire from football.
In total, he played 278 games across a fourteen year career and netted 88 goals. For his country, he earned 51 caps and scored 19 goals.
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