Former Nigeria, West Brom and Stoke striker Osaze Odemwingie announced his retirement from football at UEFA ’ s Equal Game conference at Wembley on Wednesday .
The 37- year – old was capped for Nigeria more than 60 times, scoring at the 2014 World Cup , and scored 36 goals in 129 Premier League appearances between 2010 and 2016.
Odemwingie was the subject of a peculiar story on Deadline Day in January 2013.
Believing he was moving to QPR from West Brom , the striker drove to Loftus Road , only to be refused entry to the stadium after both clubs said that no fee had been agreed .
On his retirement, Odemwingie was quoted as saying by Skysports, “It ’ s an emotional day, so many memories go through your head .
“ I didn’ t know how to do it or where to do it , but I think this is the right place to do it .
“ Wembley is a place with a lot of history in football . ”
Odemwingie , whose last professional appearances came for Indonesian side Madura United in 2017 , said he intends to embark on a coaching career .
“ The next chapter is slowly building up to a coaching career and hopefully I will be coaching in the Premier League one day , ” he said .