Bobby Zamora has announced his retirement from football after 17 years in the game.
The 35-year-old, who made two international appearances under Fabio Capello, has been without a club since his release by Brighton in the summer.
The former England, Brighton, QPR, West Ham, Fulham and Tottenham striker said on Twitter: “Thanks for all the amazing messages. Yes retired. Will miss the great lads clubs & fans. Thank you all for your support over the years.”
In an interview with his former Brighton team-mate Adam Virgo published on the Championship club’s website, Zamora had said: “I think so, yes [his football career is over]. It was a frustrating time last year.
“My hip decided to let me down at the final hurdle. It resulted in just training on a Thursday and being in pain.
“It came to the end and I needed an op. I had the operation before the end of the season. It was frustrating but it was something I needed to do. I certainly couldn’t play.”
Zamora scored 84 goals in 156 matches in two spells with Brighton, and also earned two international caps for the England.