Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has announced his retirement.
The keeper – who also appeared for Sunderland, Stoke City – had been playing for Melbourne City in the Australian A-League.
The 41-year-old joined Villa in 2003 and went on to make 139 appearances in a five-year spell in B6.
He made the announcement in a post on social media, telling fans he had enjoyed an “amazing journey”.
“It’s with great pride and a little bit of sadness that I officially announce my retirement from professional football,” Sorensen said.
“The time has come to reflect and then start a new chapter in my life.”
Tributes have come in from a number of Sorensen’s former team-mates.
— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) July 24, 2017
Good luck in retirement my friend.
You can be proud⚽️😎 https://t.co/eMvIXUgTLp
— Daniel Agger (@DanielAgger) July 24, 2017