Sur son compte Instagram, Michel Vorm a annoncé sa décision de prendre sa retraite à l'âge de 37 ans. Le portier aux quinze sélections avec les Pays-Bas était libre de tout contrat depuis son départ de Tottenham à la fin de la saison dernière. Finaliste de la Ligue des champions avec les Spurs, l'ancien d'Utrecht a notamment soulevé la Coupe de la Ligue anglaise en 2013 avec Swansea.
Avec son pays, le gardien néerlandais peut se vanter d'avoir glané un solide palmarès : champion d'Europe avec les espoirs en 2006, Vorm a connu deux coupes du monde avec les Oranje en 2010 puis en 2014, soldé respectivement par une finale puis une troisième place.
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Dear football and fans, I decided to retire from playing professional football. I couldn’t possibly imagine as a little kid growing up in Nieuwegein that it was possible to sign my first professional contract at @fc_utrecht , made my professional debut at @fcdenbosch (on loan) and coming back to FC Utrecht to win the play-offs and playing European football. And if that wasn’t enough, I got the opportunity to play in the Premier League for @swansofficial (and be part of their history by winning their first ever point in the Premier League). Playing with- and against the best players around me gave me the opportunity to keep developing myself and sign for @spursofficial and made me be able to be part of their history and especially the (incredible) road to the Ligue des champions final. I am thankful to play for all these clubs and honoured that I was able to represent my country on international tournaments. Being part of such great history of my country is something I am truly grateful for as well. À gold medal at the U21 European Championship with @officialknvb , a silver medal during the World Cup 2010 and a bronze medal at the World Cup 2014... and played on that last World Cup ;) Along this journey I played (and traîned) with the best of the best players and coachs in the world. Besides the talent of players and coachs, I also had the privilege to know the person behind them. To each of one of you: Thank you!! Thank you for the joy of playing, the (life) lessons, support, trust and achieving the goals together. To the fans: Thank you! Keep supporting, even though we live in a time that it becomes difficult to support the club and that it has to be done on a distance, but no matter the distance trust me that as a player you fans give us the energy to make the impossible, possible. To my family; Dad, mom, my brothers and sisters I want to thank you for your support during this journey, without you this wasn’t possible. And of course, Daisy and the kids. You were there during the good and bad times. Nothing but LOVE for that . Thank you for this chapter.