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Nine Footballers Who Came Out Of Retirement

With Nigeria legend Vincent Enyeama seemingly ready to return to football with Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates, here are nine other international players who made a career U-turn after deciding to hang up their boots

Click through the gallery above for images of nine other international stars who made a career U-turn!

Although Enyeama has not officially put an end to his playing career, the legendary Nigeria shot-stopper was in a state of effective retirement having last played in 2018, and previously revealed that he would hang up his boots once and for all at the end of the 2019/20 season, according to GFFN

The 37-year-old would not be the first international star to make a U-turn on that decision, however, with some of the games biggest names having found it difficult to stay away from the beautiful game.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is one such player, having returned to the pitch in 2012 less than six months after retiring following an injury crisis at the club. He made a further 21 appearances across all competitions and helped the Red Devils retain their Premier League crown. 

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Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann made a similar decision in 2011 when he pulled on the gloves for one last time for the Gunners after an injury to regular 'keeper Manuel Almunia. 

In 2008, following a four-year hiatus from the game, legendary Dutch winger Marc Overmars returned to join Go Ahead Eagles, but failed to replicate the form that had made him a hit at Arsenal and FC Barcelona during his earlier years. 

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Other stars, such as former Celtic, FC Barcelona and Manchester United forward Henrik Larsson and Brazilian legends Roberto Carlos and Romario, all dusted off their boots in the past too - you can see the full list by scrolling through the image gallery above!

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