Bournemouth's Polish goalkeeper Artur Boruc has announced his retirement from international football. 


The Cherries' ​official website  published the goalkeeper's statement announcing his decision to end his international playing days after 64 caps. 

"I would like to take this opportunity to officially announce my retirement from playing international football," the former Fiorentina keeper wrote.

 

"It has not been an easy decision for me and has been one that I’ve taken incredibly seriously. However, after much thought and consideration I feel that now is the right time in order to focus fully both on my family and club career at AFC Bournemouth.

 

"I would like to thank the coach, Adam Nawałka, and everyone connected with Poland for all of the fantastic support that I’ve received ever since I made my debut back in 2004. It’s been an amazing journey and I will always look back with great pride to have represented my country so many times. I have loved every minute of my time playing for the national team and feel proud, humbled and honoured to end my international career as Poland’s most capped goalkeeper of all time. 

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"I would like to wish the players, coaching staff and everyone connected to the team the very best for the future and I will continue to follow our great nation as a fan.

 

"Finally and most importantly, I would like to thank the fans and people of Poland for your incredible support throughout my international career."


During a 13 year international career, Boruc holds the record as the most capped goalkeeper in Polish history.

 

The former Celtic and Southampton goalkeeper had to contend with the likes of Jerzy Dudek, Tomasz Kuszczak and Lukasz Fabianski during his international career.

 

Boruc was selected as first choice goalkeeper for the 2006 World Cup and 2008 European Championships.