Edgar Davis could retire
Yesterday one of the best and most bizarre midfielders of 90s and 2000s could have played his last game at 40: Edgar Davids.
To be honest, if the Dutchman stopped playing football, this would be the third time: the first one in 2008, at 35, after playing for AFC Ajax, AC Milan, Juventus FC, FC Barcellona, FC Inter, Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Ajax again, while the second one in November 2010, at 37, after playing 6 matches in Championship (second tier of English football) for Crystal Palace FC, with whom he had signed a pay-as-you-play contract three moths before. Despite playing just very few games, Edgar defined this period “one of the greatest experiences of my life”.
Edgar Davids was living in London, playing street football and managing an amateur club, when in October 2012 he signed a contract as player-manager with Barnet FC, a team from London playing in League Two, the fourth tier of English football, alongside Mark Robson, who was managing the team at that time. Anyway, after Mr. Robson departure in the following December, Edgar became the only manager.
Davids played several matches, but at the end of the Season Barnet FC was relegated to Conference Premier (fifth tier), but, despite that, he was confirmed for 2013/2014 as well.
In the current Season Davids decided to wear the shirt number 1, despite playing as a mildfielder, willing to start a new trend; anyway yesterday he could have played his last match, but in this case he would end his career as only great stars did, after collecting several yellow cards and three red cards in eight matches.
The last red card could have been the decisive one for Edgar, who said that he can’t play football anymore because he feels that referees made him a “target“, and he’s ready to end his career as a protest.
Davids, that like Zinedine Zidane would end his career after benig sent off, would anyway continue to be the manager of Barnet FC.
ThefootballWElike on one side thinks that he would be a great loss for football if Edgar Davids retired, but on the other side, this would be a great end of career !
In the video you can watch Edgar Davids’s SECOND seasonal red card.