Dirk Kuyt has decided to hang up his playing boots, ending an illustrious career that culminated in him captaining Feyenoord to Sunday’s Eredivisie title.
The 36-year-old shared his decision with the club’s senior management and head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Wednesday morning.
He made his first-team debut in the Eredivisie for FC Utrecht in 1998-1999.
Five seasons later he moved to Feyenoord, where he was top scorer at De Kuip every season for three years.
He went to play at Liverpool for six seasons before spending a further three at Fenerbahçe.
Kuyt also made 104 international appearances, including the 2010 World Cup final.