Ivory Cost Nations Cup winning goal keeper Boubacar Barry retires from Football
Ivory Coast’s Nations Cup winning goalkeeper Boubacar Barry announced on Tuesday that he is retiring from football with immediate effect.
It comes exactly four years after the 39-year old retired from international matches after helping the Elephants win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Barry, whose career lasted for more than two decades, was part of Ivory Coast’s ‘golden’ generation which included the legendary Didier Drogba, Yaya Touré, Kolo Touré and Gervinho amongst others.
“On 2 March I announced the end of my career as a goalkeeper which has lasted for 22 years,” Barry said in a statement on the website of Belgian second tier side OH Leuven – the club he joined in 2017.