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Frei announces retirement

November 16, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Former Switzerland captain Alexander Frei has announced he will retire from professional football at the end of the season.

Frei, 33, who has played for the likes of Stade Rennes and Borussia Dortmund, is currently at Swiss champions FC Basel.

The striker became a father this summer and he has admitted his priorities in life have since shifted.

"I have come to realise there are more important things than winning or losing," he said.

"I will be able to ...

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