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A sad day for Martin

A sad day for Martin

On this day in 2009, Martin Laursen announced his retirement from football because of a serious knee injury.

The Danish central defender had joined Villa in the summer of 2004 and made 91 appearances for the club. He also scored 11 goals, including a header which opened the scoring in the 2-1 UEFA Cup victory over Dutch club Ajax in October 2008. He was also appointed captain at the start of that season.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 15th May 2009