Grella retires after long injury battle

January 28, 2013
By John Salvado
Former Socceroos star Vince Grella has retired following a long battle with injury, just two days after playing what turned out to be his only match for his final club Melbourne Heart.

The 33-year-old veteran of 46 internationals and two World Cup campaigns was signed by the Heart amid great fanfare in October.

It always shaped as a risky move by the A-League club and their coach John Aloisi as Grella had not played a competitive match since being let go by English Premier League ...

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