Clint Dempsey has retired at the age of 35, with the American bringing a 15-year professional career to an end.
Dempsey’s decision was made public on Wednesday, with the Texan deciding to step away from the sport after five years at Seattle Sounders.
The 6ft 1in ace started his professional career with New England Revolution in 2004, before representing both Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
The former midfielder holds the record for the most Premier League goals scored by an American with 57, although 50 of those came at Fulham.
Dempsey only actually played one season at Tottenham – the 2012-13 campaign – but he managed 12 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions.
It would be fair to say that he left a lasting impression on the Spurs fans, meanwhile, with many taking to social media to wish him well in his retirement.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Announce Dempsey Testimonial
— Alex Greenberg (@AGreenberg22) August 29, 2018
Enjoy, Clint. You brought me to Spurs and I am grateful for that. Have fun fishing.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) August 29, 2018
Happy Retirement Clint! 🙌
— India Spurs 🇮🇳 (@IndiaSpurs) August 29, 2018
We should have kept him for longer! Happy retirement, Clint!
— Ricky Marshall (@rickymarshall89) August 29, 2018
American Legend. Wish he was in a spurs shirt longer.
— Dale (@Dale_THFC) August 29, 2018
— Shazam🐝 (@Carsonknows) August 29, 2018
Liked him…bit hot and cold but real quality when fit.
— leefer (@leefer3) August 29, 2018