Craig Bellamy has called time on his playing career, and has paid a rather touching tribute to West Ham who he signed for in 2007.

Bellamy, who was a much loved player by the fans, departed in 2009 for Manchester City. In his short-lived spell at the club he bagged 9 goals in 26 appearances, and I think it’s a great shame that we didn’t get to see more of him in the claret & blue.

Bellamy said “I’ve been privileged to play at some truly top clubs, next to brilliant team-mates, excellent managers. People I’m honoured to be able to say were my colleagues.

“People know about Liverpool, Man City, Newcastle, Celtic, Cardiff, but don’t forget West Ham. Only on going there did I realise just what a massive club they are. To Londoners, West Ham are very much THE club.”


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