Bournemouth defender Eddie Howe has announced his retirement after failing to recover sufficiently from a long-term knee injury.
Howe made 248 appearances for Bournemouth in his two spells
The 29-year-old left the Cherries for Portsmouth in March 2002 but was badly hurt in only his second game.
He returned to Dean Court for a second spell in November 2004 and was promoted to player-coach last December.
Howe said: "Playing for Bournemouth was an honour and a privilege. I enjoyed my career alongside some great players."
Howe is expected to remain on boss Kevin Bond's backroom staff and has been touted as a future Bournemouth manager.
Reflecting on his career, he said: "I wouldn't change anything - bar the injuries.
"Everyone knows they were the team I watched when I was younger and making my debut against Hull in 1995 was a big high in my career.
"Who knows whether I will go into management? I'm ambitious, I want to progress and want to feel like I'm improving. Whatever happens, will happen."