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Tributes Paid To 'Ambassador' Neville

Football reacts to news skipper will be leaving Goodison Park.

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Since he announced his intention to leave Everton this summer early on Tuesday, social networking site Twitter has been abuzz with tributes to Club captain Phil Neville.

Current and former teammates have led the way, with supporters, former rivals, journalists and even stars of other sports taking time to acknowledge the 35-year-old's achievements and contribution at Goodison Park.

Below are just some of the messages that have been left for Neville from within the sporting world.

‏@Tim_Cahill: @fizzer18 sad to hear the news Captain. You're a true leader and Pro. Everton will miss you mate. Just enjoy the final few games #bigloss #EFC

@Tim_Cahill: I was lucky enough to see what Neville did on and off the pitch and the passion he showed for this club in the last 8-9 years. Arteta, Cahill and now the captain. But we will always have Everton with us forever #proudblues

@nmartyn: @fizzer18 Congrats on a great time at Everton. Taught quite a few how to play in the premier league! Good luck wherever you go next :)

@D_gibson4: Drop the armband off at mine when ur ready m8. I'm in all day!

@JackRodwell: @fizzer18 one of the best players and person [sic] I've worked with, helped me loads, great captain. Congrats for everything at everton mate!

@JoleonLescott: Sorry to hear the news but congrats on a very successful career. One of the best pros I've worked with.

@therealstevenpi: @fizzer18 I will miss the step over haha

@lovenkrands11 (former Rangers and Newcastle forward, Peter Lovenkrands): @fizzer18 good luck for whatever comes next mate #toppro

@JanAageFjortoft (former Swindon, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United striker): What a great career @fizzer18 has had. Phil Neville has been an model/example for every footballer around the world through his attitude

@gina_shoes (Tracy Neville, Phil's sister): Sad to see @fizzer18 leaving Everton, had a great time following him there and had a very memorable FA cup and European trip with the club

@StewieCricket (Alec Stewart, former England batsman): @fizzer18 Good luck with your next challenge wherever it may be. Play for as long as you can while still maintaining your high standards.

@henrywinter (Daily Telegraph football correspondant): Good luck to @fizzer18 on his next career move, whether dug-out or studio. Always been a great ambassador for football. #mufc #efc #eng

@philmcnulty (bbc.co.uk's chief football writer): Phil Neville leaves Everton owing nothing of the £3.5m David Moyes paid to Man Utd 8 years ago. Attitude always exemplary & good captain.

@GregOK (Greg O'Keeffe, Liverpool Echo's Everton correspondant): Three quick Neville highlights? That tackle on Cristiano Ronaldo. Coolly dispatched penalty v Man U in FA Cup SF 09. Scorcher v Wolves #EFC

Brian GriffithsConsummate professional and team captain, it's been a pleasure. Good luck with what ever you decide to do next.

Wednesday 10th April 21:22 Report Comment

Ste murphyTrue pro Phil. You can leave Everton, but Everton will NEVER leave you! Maybe you'll lead Everton out again one day. At Wembley and wearing a suit! Thanks Skipper.

Wednesday 10th April 08:35 Report Comment

Harvey WilliamsThanks for all you have given Everton during your stay, one of the Bosses best signings. I wish you well Phillip in all your future ventures. THANKS AGAIN. Harvey.

Wednesday 10th April 00:16 Report Comment

paul lawrencegreat ambassador for efc super skip. will miss your little warm up wiggle! best wishes for the future.nil satis.

Tuesday 9th April 22:11 Report Comment

simon mcgarrygood luck skipper top pro great manager in the waiting

Tuesday 9th April 19:25 Report Comment
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