Tore Andre Flo has called time on his career after parting company with Leeds United.
The 34-year-old has decided now is the ideal juncture to draw the curtain on an illustrious career that encompassed spells in his homeland Norway, Italy, Scotland and England.
Flo's time on British shores will perhaps best be remembered for a hugely productive spell at Chelsea, where he scored 50 goals in 169 appearances, establishing himself as a Stamford Bridge favourite in the process.
Having joined up with Leeds in 2007, he was unable to build on a bright start on his full debut against West Brom, as he proceeded to fracture his foot and missed the remainder of the campaign.
This season has seen Flo make just four starts in League One and he has concluded his time would be better served away from the playing arena.
Happy in retirement
"I had two goals this season, one was to get fit and free from injury, and the other was to get a regular place in the team. They were both equally important to me, but while I managed to get fit I didn't get a regular place," he told the club's official website.
"I talked it over with my family as it is a big decision. My wife is pregnant, I have been commuting, and I will be able to see my three children a lot more.
"I loved my time at Leeds and I just wish I could have been a lot more free of injury. I'd like to thank everyone in and around Leeds for their support. It was great to be a part of the club, and I'm very happy to have played for Leeds United.
"I'm very happy with the career I've had, and I'd like to thank everyone that has been involved at some stage."
Leeds chairman Ken Bates, who also worked with Flo at Chelsea, paid tribute to the striker.
"Tore is a true gentleman both on and off the field. He has always been a model professional. He signed for me at Chelsea as a kid and came to Leeds in our hour of need.
"My personal thanks go to him. He has been a great player throughout his career and I would like to wish him all the best for the future."