Football: BRAVE BULLY FORCED TO QUIT.
WOLVES striker Steve Bull Stephen George Bull, MBE, (born 28 March 1965) is a former English footballer from Tipton who had a long career in the football league with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Steve Bull was born on the Moat Farm estate (known locally as the "The Lost City") on 28 March 1965. last night announced his retirement because of a persistent knee injury.
The 34-year-old former England striker was sidelined for more than half of last season.
Bull has scored 306 goals in 561 games since signing from neighbours West Bromwich West Bromwich (brŭm`ĭj, –ĭch, brŏm`wĭch), city (1991 pop. 146,386), Sandwell metropolitan district, W central England. Albion in November 1986.
He is currently with the Wolves squad on a four-game tour of Sweden The Tour of Sweden (or Postgirot Open) was an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Sweden from 1982 to 2002. Past winners
"I said I'd give it one last shot but after these latest problems I have to accept that I can't go on," he said. "I've been advised that retiring is the best thing to do."
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cult figure n → idolo at Molineux, added: "I've had a great career at Wolves and the time is right to call it a day. I haven't given any serious thought to my future. I need time to think it all through."
Wolves boss Colin Lee Colin Lee (born 12 June 1956 in Torquay, Devon) is an English football manager and former footballer. He is currently Chief Executive of Conference National side Torquay United. said: "Steve has given everything to get back to full fitness but it became obvious during pre-season training that he couldn't continue.
"His record speaks for itself and it's very unfortunate that he's had to finish like this."
Bull, who won 13 England caps and scored four goals for his country, made 462 League appearances for Wolves and was awarded a testimonial in July 1997.
He scored his last goal - his 250th League strike for his club - at home to Bury last September.
Club owner Sir Jack Hayward