Former Sunderland, Birmingham City and Arsenal man retires from football aged 33

Former striker Nicklas Bendtner has retired from football aged 33.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 8:14 pm

Danish attacker Nicklas Bendtner scored 34 goals in 108 league games for Arsenal.

Bendtner and also spent time at Birmingham City, Sunderland and Nottingham Forest and won the Serie A title with Juventus during the 2012-13 season.

The Copenhagen-born taget man is remembered on Wearside for scoring against local rivals Newcastle United at St James’ Park in 2012.

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He finished the season as Sunderland's top scorer in the Premier League with eight goals during 2011-12.

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Nicklas Bendtner of Sunderland score from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Sunderland at Sports Direct Arena on March 4, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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