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One Of Ireland's Most Underrated Players Has Just Retired From Football

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'How the hell does he only have 23 caps?'

That sentence will be doing the rounds quite a bit today after it was announced that former Ireland international Steven Reid had taken the decision to retire from football.

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When fit, Reid was one of Ireland's most consistent performers. Unfortunately however, he will almost inevitably be associated with the injury problems which dogged him throughout his career.

Reid who made six appearances for Burnley in the Premier League this season, won his first Ireland cap in 2001. He would go on to make two appearances at the 2002 World Cup before calling time on his international career in 2008 to concentrate on his return to fitness.

Although there will likely be a sense of 'what might have been', Ireland fans will certainly remember Reid fondly for always giving his all in a green jersey and being a thoroughly decent chap while he was at it.

Gary Reilly

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