Jaap Stam quits professional football

Ajax defender Jaap Stam has ended his professional football career with immediate effect.

The 35-year-old player told a packed press conference in the Amsterdam Arena on Monday afternoon that he is no longer physically or mentally able to deliver a top performance.
Stam, who has played for the Dutch national team, Manchester United, Lazio Roma and AC Milan, had a contract with Ajax until the end of this season.

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