Daisuke Matsui, a former Japanese national soccer player who was active in the 2010 World Cup, announced his retirement on his SNS.

Matsui is a 42-year-old from Kyoto Prefecture.

He is a midfielder who is known for his skillful dribbling and brilliant technique, and he participated in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as part of the Japanese national team, helping them reach the top 16.

He moved from Kyoto Sanga in the J-League to Le Mans in France in 2004, and then played in Europe for a long time.

In 2014, he returned to Japan and transferred to then-J2 side Jubilo Iwata, contributing to the team's return to J1.

After playing for Yokohama FC, he played for J3 team YSCC Yokohama from 2022, and last season he played in 10 games and scored one goal.

On the night of the 20th, Matsui streamed live on his SNS with former Japan national team players Keisuke Honda and Yoshito Okubo, and announced his retirement from active play.

Regarding his future, he said, ``I would like to start a school specializing in techniques such as dribbling. My second life is about to begin, so please support me.''