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Over and Kuyt | Dirk signs off in style

"To me this feels like the right time to retire. I have had two fantastic years here since returning to Feyenoord, with this season's title as the absolute pinnacle. "I had the dream of winning trophies and becoming a champion with Feyenoord. All my dreams have come true."

The industrious Dutch forward retires with 106 international caps to his name, and a club career which spanned 19 seasons. Amazingly, the likeable attacker missed just 42 league matches over his career.

He was the top scorer at Feeyenord in each of his three seasons in the Eredivisie during his first spell at the club, and unsurprisingly retires as a cult hero at the club.

Kuyt was also popular at Anfield during his six years at Liverpool between 2006 and 2012,  and he scored in the Reds' 2-1 Champions League final defeat to AC Milan in 2007.  He was deployed mainly as a right winger during his time on Merseyside, and he scored in the 2012 League Cup final during his final season at the club.

He also holds an interesting Premier League record. His penalty against Arsenal in 2011 - scored in the 102nd minute - remains the latest goal ever scored in the competition.

His spell at Fenerbache yielded a league title and domestic cup, and he also won the Dutch Cup with Feeyenord last season.

The 36 year old has sometimes been criticized for a perceived lack of technical ability, but what he lacked in talent, he made up for in terms of commitment, honesty and work rate, and the 36 year old always left everything on the pitch.

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