Ligue 1

Keeper Teddy Richert, 38, retires

September 4, 2012
By Press Association

Sochaux goalkeeper Teddy Richert announced his retirement from soccer Tuesday at the age of 38.

Richert represented Les Lionceaux almost 300 times in a 10-year spell with the Montbeliard outfit.

"I've decided to stop, I think I've given a lot and taken a lot too," he told L'Equipe. "But this is the right time.

"I've played for a lot of years at a high level and fatigue has set in."

Having started his career with Toulouse, Richert joined Sochaux in 2002 and was named Ligue 1 goalkeeper of the year as Sochaux won the Coupe de France in 2007.