Former Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu has taken to Instagram to announce his retirement from football, thanking Rangers for their role in his career. He is only 32.

The powerful American midfielder was a huge part of the Walter Smith side that secured three titles in a row. Signed from Toronto under the recommendation of Mo Johnston, he’s a bit of a cult hero at Ibrox.

And there’s one moment for which he’s most remembered at the club. “That” last minute goal against Celtic. He even mentions it in this creative video.

 

Maurice Edu is a player who will always be thought highly of in Govan. That last minute goal is amongst the most iconic in Old Firm history and will live long in the memory of supporters.

It is something too which is felt mutually by the player. Edu is regularly positive about the club on his social media channels. He even gave some advice to Rangers new boy Matt Polster about life in Glasgow [originally American Soccer Now].

Edu joined Rangers for £2.7m back in 2008 and would go on to spend four years at the club. The American international played over 100 times for Rangers, winning six trophies. They would be the only major trophies he collected in his career.

Maurice Edu is mobbed by the Rangers players after scoring against Celtic. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

After leaving Ibrox in 2012, Edu went on to play for Stoke City, Bursaspor, Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel. The midfielder also made 46 caps for the United States, and played at the 2010 World Cup.

All the best Maurice. Let’s hope we see him back at Ibrox some time.

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