Craig Bellamy confirmed his retirement from international football some weeks ago when he played during Wales’ match against Belgium and later revealed it to be a very emotional moment for him.
"To soak in your national anthem. I'm speechless about it, but it is really nice. It's something I do cherish.

"It did hit home a bit that I'm not going to be this side of it again.

"I've enjoyed every second of it. To reach 78 [caps] and the injuries I've had down the years. I'm delighted."

He also expressed his desire to manage Wales in some way or another. Although he does not seem to be as appreciated in his club as he is in the international level.

Only being able to play for his as a substitute but has failed to make any full appearance for the club since September 22nd when Cardiff City faced off against Tottenham and lost by a late goal from Paulinho. This has prompted many fans to bet on him moving on from Cardiff in the near future - with Unibet offering Evens on him swicthing in January.

His repertoire of clubs he has played in include: Norwich City, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Manchester City and West Ham United as some of the most noticeable and important times of his career.

With 34 years of age his retirement from football altogether is arriving soon enough and this is evidenced by his lack of consistent matches and already seeing his exit from the national team of Wales.

Having played in 78 matches for Wales he is an icon for many fans and players. His former team-mate of Manchester City Vincent Kompany gave him a bottle of Cognac brandy as a memento of his international career.