Teddy Sheringham has announced he will draw the curtain on an illustrious career at the end of the season.
The 41-year-old, perhaps best remembered for spells at Tottenham and Manchester United, won 51 caps for his country in a career that spanned seven clubs.
Sheringham will see out the rest of the campaign with Championship strugglers Colchester before calling time on his playing days.
"After a long and fun-filled career I have decided that this season will be my last," said Sheringham in a statement.
"I've had a fantastic time and want to thank all those that have contributed to my career and helped me along the way.
"I've no immediate thoughts about going into management but football has always been my life and hopefully I will be back at some point in the future.
Long and fun career
"Until then I have to try and help Colchester United stay in the Championship."
Sheringham arrived at Layer Road in the summer after being released by West Ham and while he is confident he is still fit enough to continue, he retains little desire to do so.
"My Dad wanted me to carry on and beat Sir Stanley Matthews record but I feel this season is the right time to bow out."