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Former Chelsea striker looks completely unrecognisable, more than a decade after retirement

Jack Kenmare

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Former Chelsea striker looks completely unrecognisable, more than a decade after retirement

Former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman looks almost unrecognisable, more than a decade after playing his last game of professional football.

The 44-year-old former Serbia international spent time at PSV Eindhoven, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Fenerbahce during a fascinating, but splintered, career.

He decided to hang up his boots in 2012, aged 33, after a brief spell with Hong Kong First Division side South China.

And now, after serving time as a director of football at Serbian side FK Vojvodina shortly after retirement, he is currently making moves as a sports agent.

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In fact, Kezman is currently an agent for Al Hilal midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who recently joined the Saudi Pro League side after being linked with a move to England on numerous occasions down the years.

Here are some fairly recent snaps of the former Serbia international.

Image credit: Instagram
Image credit: Instagram
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Kezman is probably best known for his below-par spell at Premier League side Chelsea.

He joined the club in 2004 after scoring 105 goals in 122 games for PSV Eindhoven and, during a time when Jose Mourinho was bringing in a huge amount of talent, there was a real excitement in the air when Kezman arrived in a £5.3 million deal.

The Serbian striker would, however, struggle to find his feet in West London. He would spend just a single season at the club, scoring seven goals in 41 appearances.

Despite failing to light up the Premier League during a forgettable stint, Kezman still recalls his time with the Blues as the best of his career.

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"Chelsea was the best thing in my career. That was the climax of my career, for sure," he told Sky Sports.

"Living and playing in London was something that I will never forget. I don't know if I made a mistake because I moved away so quickly. Maybe I do and maybe I don't regret it, but I always believe in my decisions.

"But the transfer to Chelsea made my dreams come true. That was the best thing that ever happened to me."

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty
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Kezman added: "Maybe I could achieve more and I could have been more successful at Stamford Bridge, but I don't regret anything."

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images

Topics: Chelsea, Premier League, Paris Saint-Germain, Fenerbahce

Jack Kenmare
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