Tottenham's former Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart retired at the age of 35.
The former Dutch international, who played Spain in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final defeat, had an 18-year career starting with Ajax.
In August, he moved to the Danish team Esbjerg, which limited him due to his injury to three games.
"It was not an easy decision to say goodbye to the game I love most," he said on twitter.
"But words can not express how grateful I am for these 18 wonderful years of professional football, thank you all."
Van der Vaart accompanied the post with a montage of his career as an instrumental version of Frank Sinatra's My Way.
At age 17, he made his debut for Ajax, twice with 117 appearances and the title Eredivisie, before moving to Hamburg in 2005.
The Dutchman came to Real Madrid in 2008 before joining Spurs two years later, where he played 67 times, scored 24 goals and returned to Hamburg in 2012.