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Lee Trundle Hits 'Messi' Numbers After Coming Out Of Retirement For Llanelli Town

Lee Trundle Hits 'Messi' Numbers After Coming Out Of Retirement For Llanelli Town
By Mikey Traynor

Former Swansea City striker and Soccer AM 'Showboat' icon Lee Trundle has been absolutely banging in the goals since coming out of retirement at the age of 40.

SEE ALSO: Listen: Brian Kerr Explains Why Lee Trundle Never Got An Ireland Call-Up

He caught our attention once again a few months back when he bagged a hat-trick in just three minutes for Llanelli Town, who he agreed to come out of retirement and play for in order to help them try and achieve promotion, but that was by no means a one-off.

In fact, Trundle has bagged no fewer than eight hat-tricks this season, en route to scoring a staggering 45 goals in 26 games. While they may be in the Welsh Football League Division Two, that is a goal tally to rival Leo Messi for the season and as a result Lalnelli Town are unbeaten champions and will be going up for next season.

BBC Sport threw together a little video with some of Trundle's highlights from the season:

Trundle was desperate to play for Ireland while in the prime of his career at Swansea, and while many thought the club's promotion to the Championship would give him the opportunity to make a legitimate claim for a place in the squad, it never materialised.

That was largely because Brian Kerr, Ireland boss at the time, thought he was painfully unfit as he revealed in style just before the turn of the year.

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Still, he remains a legend at Swansea City, and has a special place in the heart of anyone who was a fan of Soccer AM in the glory days, so fair play to him for continuing his love affair with the game of football into his 40s. By the looks of things, he'll tear it up next season too.

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