After AFC Sudbury’s victory away at Phoenix Sports the club’s supporters travelling on the team coach were given a surprise announcement.
Midfield man Ollie Berquez announced to the supporters his intention to retire from football after the club’s final Ryman North game at home to Harlow Town next Saturday.
Berquez, 34, has a wealth of experience having started his career with Ipswich Town, then spending time with Chelmsford City, Dagenham, Canvey Island, Stevenage, Woking, Chelmsford again, and Dartford before joining Maldon and Tiptree from where he signed for AFC in October 2014.
He is currently part of the club’s Academy fitness team.
Berquez said “It was a decision I made several weeks ago, but wanted to wait until the club’s promotion issue was settled. I could not wish to go out in better fashion winning the Championship.
The players here have been great with me and I really appreciate all the fans who have supported me and the boys. I will miss it but it is time for me to give more attention to my young family.”
Berquez has made 84 appearances for the club and scored seven goals.
Source: AFC Sudbury