Ex-Germany star hangs up boots

Toronto's Frings announces retirement

February 26, 2013
By ESPN staff
Former Germany midfielder Torsten Frings has retired from professional football with immediate effect.

Frings, 36, had been playing for FC Toronto since moving to Canada from his homeland in 2011, but after struggling to recover from major hip surgery he decided the time was right to hang up his boots.

"During pre-season we discovered that my recovery would take longer than expected. I always want to do what is best for the team and that is why I have decided ...

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