Zavon Hines Announces Retirement
Former Clarets winger Zavon Hines has this morning announced his retirement from professional football on medical advise following an injury. Hines who made a total of 208 career appearance, scoring 28 goals with West Ham United, Coventry City (Loan) Burnley, AFC Bournemouth (Loan), Bradford City, Dagenham & Redbridge, Southend United, Maidstone United, Chesterfield and Bromley.
A former England U21 International, his best spell came at Valley Parade for Bradford City where despite only spending one season he made 41 appearances, scoring 2 goals which including two trips to Wembley in the 2012 Capital One Cup Final against Swansea City and the Sky Bet League Play Off Final against Northampton Town.
Zavon Hines released a statement this morning which said, “The past few weeks have been the toughest of my career, I have had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life and even now writing this message I am still in tears. But after getting medical advice and with a broken heart I am going to retire from the professional football immediately.
Mentally and emotionally this is so difficult for me but I had a choice to make, I’ve been honoured and blessed to play for some historic and massive clubs in my career and I am truly grateful. I want to give special thanks to West Ham United for opening the door for me to play professional football at the highest domestic level. I would also like to thank the other clubs and supporters you have all played a big part in my career, I don’t know what the future holds for me yet but I trust God has something great planned for me.”