Raff Cretaro hangs up ‘League of Ireland’ boots

Former Sligo Rovers footballer, and current Finn Harps player, Raff Cretaro has announced his retirement from League of Ireland football – at the age of 39.

The Tubbercurry man made the announcement on Twitter on New Year’s Day.

Cretaro spent 17 seasons of  a distinguished career with Sligo Rovers. During that the time, he won a league (2012) and two FAI Cup winners medals (2011 & 2013).

He was also Rovers record all-time league appearance holder, playing 531 times for the bit o’red.

He signed for Finn Harps in December 2018 and helped the Donegal club preserve their Premier Division status in consecutive seasons.

Cretaro scored the winning penalty in the 2011 cup final shootout against Shelbourne. Watch it back here: