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Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara announces retirement

Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara kicks the ball away from Orlando City FC defender Luke Boden during first half MLS action Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Montreal. Veteran Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara is retiring from professional soccer.The 33-year-old spent the last seven seasons with the Impact, including six in Major League Soccer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
November 28, 2017 - 2:26 PM

MONTREAL - Veteran Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara is retiring from professional soccer.

The 33-year-old spent the last seven seasons with the Impact, including six in Major League Soccer.

"Throughout my career with the Impact, I experienced great moments that will forever stay in my heart," he said Tuesday. "I also discovered and loved a city that I now consider my own. I want to sincerely thank all of those who were with me in this amazing adventure and more especially the supporters, with whom I had a unique and special relationship."

Camara concludes his MLS career with seven goals and eight assists in 134 games.

His 125 starts and 10,979 minutes are club records for the Impact since it joined MLS.

The French player joined the Impact in 2011 when it was still a member of the North American Soccer League.

"We want to congratulate Hassoun for a terrific career and we wish to thank him for his contribution and devotion to the Montreal Impact, on the field and in the community," said Impact president Joey Saputo. "He was an important figure of the club over the years ... "

He previously played with Olympique de Marseille and SC Bastia in France.

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