Former USA international and Tottenham, Fulham forward Clint Dempsey has retired at the age of 35, ending a 15-year professional career.
Dempsey made his professional debut in 2004 with New England Revolution before moving to England to join Fulham in 2007.
Dempsey scored 50 league goals in his five years at Craven Cottage and was part of the team that finished as Europa League runners-up in 2010 – making him the first American to play in a major European final.
He moved to Spurs in 2012 where he played just one season in North London before joining Seattle Sounders, where he has spent the past five years.
Dempsey holds the record for the most Premier League goals scored by an American with 57. He also scored 57 times for the USA – a record he shares with Landon Donovan.
“I’m grateful to have been on this ride,”Dempsey said in a statement published by the BBC.
“It has always been my dream to make it as a pro.”
“I would like to thank all of the fans who have supported me throughout my career with the New England Revolution, Fulham, Tottenham, Seattle Sounders and the US men’s national team,” Dempsey added.
“Y’all have always made me feel at home, and it is something that I will always remember.”
Dempsey won 141 caps for the United States after making his debut in 2004, and made history by scoring for the national side at three successive World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2014.