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Ipswich Town forward Sone Aluko announces retirement from professional football





Ipswich Town forward Sone Aluko has announced his retirement from professional football.

The 35-year-old, who joined the Blues in August 2021, made more than 60 appearances in all competitions across three seasons for Town.

The former Nigerian international played 14 times during Kieran McKenna’s side’s promotion from Sky Bet League One to the Championship, but only featured once in this season’s promotion to the Premier League.

Aluko’s first professional game came in 2007/08 at Aberdeen, who he went onto make almost 100 appearances for either side of a loan spell at Blackpool.

The forward then joined Rangers before he moved to Hull City, the club he spent the longest at, ahead of joinig Fulham, Reading, Beijing Renhe and Derby County.

Speaking at the club’s End of Season Dinner, he said: "I couldn't think of a better place to end my career.

Ipswich Town forward Sone Aluko has announced his retirement from professional football. Picture: Mecha Morton
Ipswich Town forward Sone Aluko has announced his retirement from professional football. Picture: Mecha Morton

"From top to bottom the Club is amazing, and it has been a privilege to be here. I've not played as much as I would have liked, but this has still been the best year of my career.

"All of the lads, I love every one of you, even you, Harry Clarke."