Former Premier League winger and Swansea legend Nathan Dyer has announced his retirement from football. He has played for Southampton, Burnley, Sheffield United, and Leicester City. Dyer has been without a club since leaving Swansea in the 2019/20 season. He has made 430 first-team appearances in English football including 347 in more than a decade at Swansea City.
“I just felt now was the right time to announce my retirement from football,” former Premier League winger Nathan Dyer said after announcing his retirement. “It’s been a hard decision but I think with COVID hitting and a lot of other things going on in the world today, I just thought it was the right time.”
“It’s been about a year that I’ve thought about this decision, and it’s not come lightly. I’ve been in football since the age of 17, so it was a hard decision but one that I made with my family and with a clear head.” he added: “I’m so happy to look back and reflect on the career that I’ve had. I’ve come across managers, players, and the success that I’ve had.”
Dyer helped Swansea city gain promotion back to the Premier League in 2011 before scoring twice in their League Cup win against Bradford in 2013. He briefly joined Leicester on loan in 2015/16 and was part of the title-winning Leicester squad.
“I was lucky enough to have [former England international] Cyrille Regis as my mentor when I was younger and he helped me massively through the highs and lows,” Dyer added. “I did struggle a few times and he was always there to lean on and give me advice. That’s what I’m looking forward to doing, helping the younger boys come through now.”