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No longer one club man? Everton hero Hibbert out of retirement for ES Louzy

 Everton hero Tony Hibbert is ending his retirement.


The 40-year-old has signed for French amateur club ES Louzy.


Hibbert, a home-grown hero for the Blues who made 328 appearances for them in a one-club professional career between 2001-2016, is reported as having been given his veterans licence to turn out for the tiny town which is in between Nantes and Poitiers.


Hibbert bought a 33-acre carp fishery in France after hanging up his boots five years ago.


Louzy's president Jerome Archambeau told La Nouvelle Republique: “He was looking for a small club to keep himself fit and was was already taking care of our Under 13s side.


“He was itching a bit to return and coming back to the basics of football after such a career is good for him.


“The idea is that he brings us his experience, and that he takes pleasure from what he's doing.


“We're a family club, and I think that's what he liked, namely the spirit of camaraderie rather than that of competition."



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