Retired Tottenham skipper Ledley King has pinpointed when he felt his career was over.

King astonishingly admits he has been injured for his ENTIRE football career.

He revealed to The Sun: "It's amazing that I played as long as I did really when I think back to that game at Pride Park.

"It was my first start for Spurs, I was playing in midfield and after about 30 seconds I was clattered by Rory Delap.

"I just about managed to complete the game but I needed an operation on my left knee afterwards which kept me out for six weeks. I've been having operations on that knee ever since.

"You could say that was the start of the end and it was only four days after my 19th birthday."

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