Tottenham fans hail Dempsey after retirement is announced

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: