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Gakhokidze Forced to Retire
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Written by Tornike   
Saturday, 06 January 2007 21:45

{mosimage}FC Twente's Georgian international left-winger Georgi Gakhokidze has announced his retirement at the age of 31 due to chronic injury problems.

Gakhokidze won the last of his 19 caps as a substitute in Georgia's 6-0 UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying win in the Faroe Islands on 16 August, and eleven days later appeared for what proved the final time in a Twente shirt against his former club PSV Eindhoven. After beginning what turned out to be a cosmopolitan career at FC Metalurgi Rustavi, he played for FC Dinamo Tiblisi, FC Kolkheti-1913 Poti, FC Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz, PSV, Maccabi Haifa FC, FC Metalurh Donetsk, FC Krylya Sovetov Samara and then Twente.

He told Twente's official website: "It feels like the worst day of my life. For two years I have suffered from muscle pains in my legs and it became worse every time. I could not complete training sessions and could not walk normally for a week, and no one could tell me what the cause was."

                                                                                                         Source: uefa.com

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