Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green has announced his retirement after winning the Europa League against Arsenal.
Green is standing down at the age of 39 after 23 years between the posts, after representing Norwich, West Ham, QPR, Leeds, Huddersfield and Chelsea.
The keeper was also capped 12 times for England, and represented the Three Lions at the 2010 World Cup.
Announcing his retirement on social media, Green wrote:”Following an incredible evening in Baku on Wednesday and after a 23-year career spanning three decades, I’ve decided that now is the right time to announce my retirement from professional football.
“Being part of the group and celebrations with such a special squad of players after winning the Europa League seems a fitting way to end what’s been an amazing journey for me in the game.
“I’ve loved every moment and feel privileged to have enjoyed the career I have. I’ve played with, and against, some of best players in the world and have experienced so much that professional football has to offer.
“I’ve had the joy of representing some fantastic clubs, all of whom have helped to shape me in their own varying way. Thank you to all of the fans and everybody connected with Norwich City, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Chelsea.
“Representing my country will always be one of my proudest achievements and I feel honoured to have played for England. Thank you to all of the managers, coaches and staff I’ve worked with and thank you to all of the teammates that I’ve shared a dressing room with over the years. Collectively we’ve shared some amazing times and I leave the game with memories that I’ll always treasure.
“A special thank you must go to my Mum and Dad and entire family for your unwavering support. It means so much for them to have followed and watched nearly all my games, sharing my highs and lows.
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