El-Abd announces retirement Club News 25 August 2022 , 15:09 BST Worthing FC Media El-Abd in pre-season action against Swindon Town Defender Adam El-Abd has announced his retirement from football. The 37-year-old only signed for the club in the summer and is yet to make a competitive appearance but says after some soul searching, the time is right to call it a day. “My priorities have got to change now to my family”. “My little boy was at the first game of the season and I was sitting on the bench thinking I really should be devoting the time to him, that’s clear now”. El-Abd ends a 22 year career, half of which he spent with Brighton & Albion, making just shy of 350 appearances.