Montreal's Hassoun Camara retires from Impact after seven total seasons

Hassoun Camara - Montreal Impact - Close up

A player who has been with the Montreal Impact since their inaugural MLS season hung up his cleats on Tuesday.

Defender Hassoun Camara announced that he is retiring from professional soccer due to injuries, following seven seasons with the Impact, including the last six in MLS.

"It is with a lot of emotion that I am announcing today my retirement from professional football," said Camara in a release. "Throughout my career with the Impact, I experienced great moments that will forever stay in my heart. I also discovered and loved a city that I now consider my own. I want to sincerely thank all of those who were with me in this amazing adventure and more especially the supporters, with whom I had a unique and special relationship."

Camara, 33, concludes his MLS career with seven goals and eight assists in 134 games, including 125 starts, and 10,979 minutes, in first place in MLS club history for most starts and most minutes, in second place for most games played and tied for ninth for most assists.

He also ranks tied for eighth in club history in terms of games played (MLS and second division) with 156 games, including 146 starts, and in 10th place in terms of minutes played with 12,928.

We want to congratulate Hassoun for a terrific career and we wish to thank him for his contribution and devotion to the Montreal Impact, on the field and in the community," said Impact president Joey Saputo. "He was an important figure of the club over the years, he always gave everything for the Bleu-blanc-noir and proudly wore and defended our colours. We can only wish him tremendous success in all his future projects."