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Former Sunderland striker Phillips announces retirement

Kevin Phillips (centre) playing for Leicester City Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has announced he will retire from playing professional football after Leicester City's final Championship game of the season at the weekend.

The 40-year-old spent six seasons on Wearside from 1997 to 2003, scoring 116 goals in 211 league games. He also became the only English player to win the European Golden Shoe in 2000 with his 30-goal haul that season.

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