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Former Sunderland star Dichio announces retirement

Former QPR and Sunderland striker Danny Dichio has announced his retirement as a player. The 34-year-old's most recent club was Toronto FC, where he spent over two-and-a-half Major League Soccer seasons.

The Londoner will continue in football, with Toronto FC director of soccer Mo Johnston appointing him an academy coach and team ambassador, working in the community for the club.

"I'm really looking forward to this new chapter in my career, and I'm happy I get to do it here at Toronto FC," Dichio said.

"It's a great opportunity given to me by Mo and the front office and I'm excited to help this organisation in the years to come."

Dichio played 13 seasons in England, and also had spells with Preston, Millwall, Derby, Barnet and West Brom, as well as Italian clubs Sampdoria and Lecce.

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