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Marc Overmars is back on the field

Latest update : 2008-08-11

The 35-year-old Dutch former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars who retired from professional football four years ago, plans a comeback with Dutch second division club Go Ahead Eagles, according to De Stentor newspaper.

 

Former Dutch international Marc Overmars has said he will return to professional football four years after he retired, Dutch newspaper Stentor reported on its website (www.destentor.nl) on Sunday.

 

The 35-year-old winger was quoted as saying he will play this season for Dutch second division club Go Ahead Eagles Deventer, where he started his professional career in 1990-91.

 

Overmars, whose career included spells at Ajax Amsterdam, Arsenal and Barcelona before it ended in 2004 after a knee injury, said: "The main reason for my comeback is to help the club, but I also want to play again."

 

Overmars, who has been a Deventer board member for technical affairs since 2005, impressed during a testimonial match for defender Jaap Stam in Zwolle two weeks ago.

 

"That was also surprising for me, that is was so easy and that I still have my pace," said the winger, was has 86 caps and who scored 17 goals for the Netherlands.

 

"I retired four years ago and since then I train only once a week. But willpower helps a lot."

Date created : 2008-08-11

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