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Tim Matthys put point behind football career

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Tim Matthys stops playing football. The 35-year-old rechterflankspeler picked up this season the cup and the title in second division with KV Mechelen, and has decided to be a highlight of his football boots to the hook to hang.

Tim Matthys has a pro career of 15 years older now. Started by AA Gent, and took him afterwards at Zulte Waregem, the Greek Panthrakikos, Lierse, Mons and eventually, in 2014, with KV Mechelen. Matthys has played in a total of 469 profwedstrijden, which he was good for 73 goals and 84 assists.

His list of achievements include two Belgian cups and two titles in the Belgian second division. He scored also five European goals for Zulte Waregem.

“I’m out… After 15 years of professional football, I have decided to put an end to my career. Say goodbye with a title and the belgian Cup … it can be worse. 15 seasons long, I have my dream come true to experience. “What do you want to be later?’ No doubt… a professional footballer! I am therefore incredibly proud that I make my own way searched, found and followed. My whole life was football on the 1st place, so it was not easy to make this decision, but it is according to me the right.

My big thanks goes to my parents, my family and my woman! Together we are 15 years ago this adventure started at AA Gent and we have all experienced together. Now is the time to go enjoy other things in life, and our family. Louise & Julot will hopefully later also proud to look back on what dad achieved. 2 x the belgian Cup, 2 titles in 1B, 1 promotion, 9 European competitions… I am my clubs forever grateful for the opportunity I have received to these triumphs to experience. Racing Strijpen, KSV Sottegem, KAA Gent, SV Zulte Waregem, Panthrakikos. Lierse SK, RAEC Mons & KV Mechelen. Thank you!

But now it is so time for a new way to save. I would like to thank like all the coaches, players, all supporters and all the employees of all of my clubs! To many beautiful people to mention! Thank you for being there for me an unforgettable period. “

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I’m out… After 15 years of professional football, I have decided to put an end to my career. Say goodbye with a title and the belgian Cup … it can be worse. 15 seasons long, I have my dream come true to experience. “What do you want to be later?’ No doubt… a professional footballer! I am therefore incredibly proud that I make my own way searched, found and followed. My whole life was football on the 1st place, so it was not easy to make this decision, but it is according to me the right. My big thanks goes to my parents, my family and my woman! Together we are 15 years ago this adventure started with @kaagent and we have all experienced together. Now is the time to go enjoy other things in life, and our family. Louise & Julot will hopefully later also proud to look back on what dad achieved. 2 x the belgian Cup, 2 titles in 1B, 1 promotion, 9 European competitions… I am my clubs forever grateful for the opportunity I have received to these triumphs to experience. Racing Strijpen, KSV Sottegem, KAA Gent, SV Zulte Waregem, Panthrakikos. Lierse SK, RAEC Mons & KV Mechelen. Thank you! But now it is so time for a new way to save. I would like to thank like all the coaches, players, all supporters and all the employees of all of my clubs! To many beautiful people to mention! Thank you for being there for me an unforgettable period. Thank you

A message shared by timmatthys7 (@timmatthys7) on May 24, 2019 at 12:08 (PDT)