Two-time SuperBowl and MVP winner for the New York Giants Eli Manning to retire from the NFL on Friday
- Eli Manning will be bringing a 16-year career to an end this week
- The quarterback won the SuperBowl in 2008 and 2012 with the Giants
- Manning signed off with two touchdowns in his final career game
- The 39-year-old also won two MVP awards during his long career in the NFL
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will retire from the NFL this week.
Manning, who won two Super Bowls with the Giants in 2008 and 2012, also won the competition’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in those years.
His club confirmed the news that he will be ending his 16-year career in a statement on the club’s website.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will retire from the NFL on Friday
Giants president and CEO John Mara said: “For 16 seasons, Eli Manning defined what it is to be a New York Giant both on and off the field.”
“Eli is our only two-time Super Bowl MVP and one of the very best players in our franchise’s history. He represented our franchise as a consummate professional with dignity and accountability.
“It meant something to Eli to be the Giants quarterback and it meant even more to us. We are beyond grateful for his contributions to our organisation and look forward to celebrating his induction into the Giants Ring of Honour in the near future.”
Manning (centre) won the Super Bowl twice with the giants under coach Tom Gouglin (right)
Manning’s best years as a quarterback came under the stewardship of head coach Tom Coughlin, who took charge of the Giants between 2004 and 2015.
Coughlin said: “It was an honour and privilege to coach Eli and to go through the wonderful and magnificent moments that he and his team-mates provided for all of us in the world championship ’07-’08 and ’11-’12 seasons.”
Manning is saying goodbye to a 16-year career having also won two MVP awards
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Manning finished his career in style during his final game, throwing for 283 yards and registering two touchdowns in a 36-20 win over the Miami Dolphins.
Despite this success, the Dolphins victory was only his fourth appearance of the season.
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