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Nelson retires from international football

Nelson retires from international football

Norwich City defender Michael Nelson has retired from international football, it was confirmed today.

The shocking news was confirmed by City captain Grant Holt via Twitter, ending literally no speculation whatsoever that Nelson was considering ending his international career.

After several years of playing non-league football Nelson was offered a professional contract by Bury in 2001.

He made 31 league appearances in his first full season with the club in 2001/2002 scoring twice, but suffered a collapsed lung and several cracked ribs in a game against Wigan.

He got back to full fitness and was named the Shakers' Player of the Season the following year before moving on to Hartlepool for a fee of around £70,000.

Nelson's first season at Victoria Park was a huge success but he had a very public falling out with Pools chairman Ken Hodcroft during the 2004/05 season after his agent claimed he had been promised a better contract that never materialised.

Everyone kissed and made up however and Nelson signed a three-year deal that was later extended to the end of the 2008/09 season.

In June 2009 Nelson became one of Bryan Gunn's first summer signings when he agreed to join the Canaries on a two-year deal. His first game for the club was the 7-1 humiliation against Colchester United at Carrow Road in August, but after being dropped by new boss Paul Lambert returned to the side later in the month and scored a memorable overhead kick on his return to the north east.

He lost his place in the team to Jens Berthel Askou but after the Dane suffered an injury Nelson built a strong partnership with Gary Doherty to retain his position until the end of the season, scoring the winning goal at the Valley in April against Charlton to clinch promotion back to the Championship.

In total Nelson made 0 international appearances for England (scoring 0 goals), although he has watched them playing abroad a few times.

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Writer:Dill
Date:Friday January 28 2011
Time: 5:19PM

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A terrible loss for Capello, don't know how he can recover...
theguru
28/01/2011 17:21:00
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England have had it without nelson in the side.
RATPACK
28/01/2011 17:25:00
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I guess you just know when the time comes.
northern yellow
28/01/2011 22:19:00
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It will take england a generation to fill the gap in defence. A true blow to the world cup campaign.
screaming canary
29/01/2011 01:29:00
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He was the only one who understood the continental game and would have been the nucleus of a revived squad that could take on the slimy cheats on their own turf. As it is, England will continue to be humiliated by playing to rules that consistently hamstring their natural game. Could this be the harbinger of the national teams withdrawal from international football?
Rex
29/01/2011 04:39:00
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Perhaps he should join the Navy...
Beast of Bondleigh
29/01/2011 13:11:00
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just keep powering those goals in for Norwich mate - and tell England to stuff it !
yellow belly
31/01/2011 00:53:00
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