'Loved his attitude','Etched in Everton history': Some Blues fans react as 34-year-old announces retirement from football
Some Everton fans were reacting after Steven Naismith announced his retirement from football.
In a statement on their website, Heart of Midlothian confirmed that the former Blues man has hung up his boots. The Scottish outfit also announced that the figure would take up the role of Football Development Manager.
The ace arrived in Merseyside back in July 2012 on a free transfer from Rangers.
Naismith enjoyed a decent career at Goodison Park, appearing 132 times across all competitions. The retired attacker scored 33 times and registered 30 assists.
His proudest moment undoubtedly came in the 3-1 win over Chelsea. The Scotsman scored the perfect hat-trick despite coming on as a substitute.
TBR View: Naismith retirement end of former Everton ace’s brilliant career
Naismith has enjoyed a brilliant career, especially in England.
His time with the Blues brought about some fantastic memories for both the club and the player.
However, it was his time in Scotland which proved the most successful. His time with Rangers was littered with trophies, including three league titles, two Scottish League Cups and one Scottish Cup.
After just under 500 appearances and 123 goals, the 34-year-old is hanging up his boots. He can be proud of all he’s achieved as he takes a dive into football management.
Here is how fans reacted…
💙Happy retirement to former Everton player, Steven Naismith who has today retired from playing to take up the role of Development Manager at Hearts pic.twitter.com/FA25qT0fcg— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) June 16, 2021
Enjoy your retirement Steven. Thanks for your time at Everton. A million thanks for all the Christmas meals you did for the homeless. A good loyal footballer. A caring generous young man. All the best to you.— Adrina M Price (@SingingDri) June 16, 2021
Loved his attitude on the pitch at EFC after a difficult start – and a very decent finisher, too. A great ambassador for the club, too, with his charitable work.— Rob Sawyer (@robsawyer70) June 16, 2021
Big mistake selling him, mr Martinez, A great player with his feet still on the ground, All the best for you and your Family in the future— John (@johnh1652) June 16, 2021
Thanks for the memories Steven – and the good works you have done for those in need – best wishes— Alan Rowe (@brantfell51) June 16, 2021
Chelsea hat-trick. Etched in Everton history. 100%.— Bob Memery (@BobMemery) June 16, 2021
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