Ex-Middlesbrough and Sunderland star Julio Arca finally retires from football

Julio Arca

The Argentine utility man, who made 362 appearances for Sunderland and Middlesbrough across the Premier League and the Championship, has decided to hang up his boots.

After retiring from football in 2013 with a foot injury, Sunderland's 2011 player of the year returned to semi-professional football in September 2015 and enjoyed a fruitful stint at Northern Premier League side South Shields. There, he's won three league titles, three promotions and six trophies. He captained them to FA Vase glory at Wembley last year.

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