Our captain Dirk @Kuyt has just announced his retirement from football.
Former Liverpool forward and Dutch worldwide Dirk Kuyt has announced his retirement from professional football.
In 19 years, the ex-Netherlands worldwide played for Utrecht, Feyenoord, Liverpool and Fenerbahce, sealing seven trophies and earning 105 caps for his country.
Kuyt, who represented his country 104 times and played in the 2010 World Cup final, rounded off his playing career in fairytale fashion on Sunday by scoring a hat-trick to seal Feyenoord's first Eredivisie title since 1999.
Kuyt added: "For me feels this as the right time to stop".
After three seasons at Turkish club Fenerbahce, who won the league and domestic cup during his time there, he returned to Feyenoord. "All my dreams have come true".
The club said Kuyt would remain with Feyenoord in another role.
But the former Liverpool man has since chose to hang up his boots off the back of his heroics, with Feyenoord also confirming the striker will now take up a new role with the club off the pitch. Technical director Martin van Geel will act as his mentor.
"We are incredibly grateful to Dirk for what he has done for Feyenoord these past two years", said Van Geel.
"We are therefore delighted that we can retain someone with his experience and setting the club".
The 36-year-old also spent six years at Liverpool between 2006 and 2012, scoring in their Champions League final defeat to AC Milan in 2007.
3 - Dirk Kuyt is the only Liverpool player to score a Premier League hat-trick v Manchester United (March 2011).
He started his career at Utrecht before joining Feyenoord in 2003, and there he was the leading scorer for three seasons ahead of his £9million move to Liverpool.
Kuyt won a total of 104 caps for the Netherlands during his worldwide career, finishing as a runner-up at the 2010 World Cup and in third place at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.