Stoke City: Ex-captain Ryan Shawcross calls time on his 16-year playing career and pursues coaching


Former Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross calls time on his 16-year playing career and pursues coaching after sustaining a season-ending back injury playing for Inter Miami in August

  • Ex-Stoke captain and defender Ryan Shawcross has announced his retirement
  • He made more than 400 appearances for Stoke having joined them in 2008
  • The 34-year-old sustained a back injury playing for David Beckham’s Inter Miami 
  • The centre-back will pursue a career in coaching after securing his licences 


Former Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross has announced his retirement.

The 34-year-old sustained a season-ending back injury playing for David Beckham’s Inter Miami in August and has decided to call time on his 16-year playing career.

‘Despite stepping out of my playing career due to injury, my passion for the game is still intact, and after having secured my coaching licences, I am looking forward to pursuing a career in coaching,’ 

Former Stoke captain and defender Ryan Shawcross (pictured) has announced his retirement

Shawcross, who made more than 400 appearances for Stoke having joined them from Manchester United in January 2008 after a previous loan spell, told intermiamifc.com.

‘I would like to thank the whole Inter Miami CF organisation and fan base for the opportunity they’ve provided me to come here, I would also like to thank the Stoke City fans for their support.

‘Last but not least, thank my wife and my kids for being a pillar throughout my life.’

The 34-year-old made more than 400 appearances for Stoke having joined  in January 2008

The 34-year-old made more than 400 appearances for Stoke having joined  in January 2008

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