Kuranyi hangs up his boots
12:00 AM, March 26, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:49 PM, March 27, 2017

Kuranyi hangs up his boots

Former Germany international striker Kevin Kuranyi said Friday he was calling time on his career despite money-spinning offers to play overseas in Qatar and China.

The 35-year-old, who scored 19 goals in 52 appearances for Germany, had been a free agent since last year after a career spent at clubs including Stuttgart and Schalke 04 in Germany and Russian side Dynamo Moscow.

Kuranyi said on his website he was taking the "difficult" decision to "end his career (despite) financially attractive proposals from Russia, Brazil, Qatar or China".

"In short, I wanted to continue playing. But not at all costs. And the price of being separated from my family was too high for me," said Kuryani, who played 150 games in Russia.

"After all these years, it is at least nice not to have the rigid life of a professional any more. A life between training ground, airplane and hotel room," said the father-of-two.

After his five years in Moscow the Brazil-born striker played a final season in Germany at Hoffenheim, even then explaining he wanted his kids to grow up in Germany.

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