Ex-Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers man Matthew Kilgallon announces his retirement
Former Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers defender Matthew Kilgallon has announced his retirement on Twitter.
I trusted these guys for my career and now I’m absolutely thrilled to take my next step with them.
I hung up my boots and ready to start representing others in the beautiful game ⚽️.#palmsportmanagement #Soccer #agency @Palmsportsorg @ KPS29 pic.twitter.com/lgWCMqlFnC
– Matthew Kilgallon (@KilgallonMatt) October 6, 2021
After a long career climbing the ranks of English football, defender Matthew Kilgallon has confirmed his retirement from professional football.
Now 37, Kilgallon recently played for Buxton’s non-league team and has now confirmed the end of his playing career.
However, after his playing days are over, Kilgallon will remain in the football injury.
The York-born ace has taken on a role with Palm Sports Management, where he says he will “represent others in the beautiful game,” as Twitter revealed.
A pillar of the EFL
Kilgallon has played much of his football in the Championship, playing 244 second division games during his career.
However, he also had the chance to test himself at the highest level, scoring 39 Premier League appearances while playing for Leeds United, Sheffield United and Sunderland.
Bramall Lane was where Kilgallon made the most appearances for a single club, starring the Blades 124 times in his three years with the club.
He joined Sheffield United in 2007 from Leeds United, eventually joining Sunderland in 2010.
After his stint with the Black Cats, Kilgallon joined Blackburn Rovers, where he remained for three years. He has appeared 66 times for the Lancashire-based team, managing to score three goals in the process.
After leaving Ewood Park, he ended up spending time on the books with Bradford City, Hamilton Academical and the Indian side Hyderabad, as well as Buxton mentioned earlier.