Ex-Celtic midfielder Evander Sno retires from football

Ex-Celtic midfielder Evander Sno has retired from football after a series of off-field problems.
Evander Sno signed for Celtic in the summer of 2006. Picutre: SNSEvander Sno signed for Celtic in the summer of 2006. Picutre: SNS
Evander Sno signed for Celtic in the summer of 2006. Picutre: SNS

The Dutch midfielder spent two seasons at Parkhead, winning two SPL titles and the Scottish Cup before joining Ajax in 2008.

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Sno, 30, was cleared of attempted murder in April following a 2013 incident that left two men seriously injured.

His heart stopped during a game in 2010, and he had another scare two years later.

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Sno rejoined RKC Waalwijk for a third spell earlier this year, but has now been released by mutual consent after admitting he struggles with the journeys from his Amsterdam home.

Waalwijk football coordinator Ton Verkerk said: “Evander has had a tough time in his private life, and his situation has been swallowing up most of his time and energy.

“He has told us he has a lot of difficulty with the distance between Amsterdam and Waalwijk. He asked the club to consider a solution together with him.”

Sno has also played for Bristol City, NEC Nijmegen, Den Haag and Belgian club Westerlo.

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