Moore, 25, cuts career short due to injuries
FORMER Cheltenham Town and Gloucester City striker Ethan Moore has retired from football at the age of 25.
He made the announcement on Twitter after suffering two serious injuries in the last two years.
Moore missed the entire 2016/17 season having just joined Gloucester when he ruptured an anterior ligament in his knee and he hasn’t played since suffering a bad ACL injury while playing for Hartpury College in March last year.
“What I’ve been through mentally in the past six months, football is no longer for me,” he said.
“I wanna move away from football and try and find a new career. Just want to thank everyone who’s been involved in my career.”
A former Aston Villa and Southampton youth player, Moore signed his first professional deal with Cheltenham Town but was released in November 2011 without making a first team appearance.
He fired Cinderford Town to the Southern League Division One South and West title in 2015/16 and had spells at Worcester City and Cheltenham Saracens, while he spent time on loan at Evesham United when he was rebuilding match fitness following his first bad injury.
Moore scored five goals in 18 appearances for Gloucester before leaving the club last summer.