Former Tottenham and Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart immediately announced his retirement from football.
At the age of 35, he was struggled with injuries this season and had only three appearances with the Danish team Esbjerg.
Tottenham started his career at Ajax Academy and was successful in Real Madrid.
In a message posted on Twitter, Van der Vaart, the Dutch captain with 109 hats, announced his retirement. "If you have a moment to use My Way, that's it.
"Saying goodbye to my favorite game was not an easy decision, but I can not express how thankful I am for good professional football for 18 years.