Marcus Tudgay bowed out of the Football League spotlight at the end of the 2016/17 season when Coventry City were relegated to League Two.
The former Sheffield Wednesday fans’ favourite is now 38 and without a club.
Tudgay played for Sutton Coldfield Town who ply their trade in the Northern Premier League Division One Midlands and then South Normanton Athletic of the Central Midlands Football League South Division after leaving the Sky Blues.
The once feared striker is now seemingly unattached as he is not named on South Normantion Athletic’s squad list but he has a very successful career in the Football League to look back on with his last port of call being Coventry City.
There has not been a formal retirement announcement but it feels assumed at this point.
Tudgay’s only career honour came in his final season with the Sky Blues. Coventry beat Oxford United 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in the Football League Trophy final with Tudgay introduced as a 95th minute substitute, despite only playing a small part it was a fitting end to Tudgay’s career in the Football League nonetheless.
Goalscoring wise the Derby County youth product’s best campaign came in 2008/09 when he notched 14 goals for Sheffield Wednesday as the Owls finished 12th in the Championship. Tudgay’s best spells of his career came at Nottingham Forest and Wednesday but he finished off well through some tough times at Coventry with 13 goals in 85 appearances.
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