Former England striker Teddy Sheringham has announced he will retire at the end of the season.
The 41-year-old, who won 51 caps for his country, will see out the rest of the campaign with Coca-Cola Championship Colchester before hanging up his boots.
Sheringham had two stints with Tottenham and played for six other clubs - famously helping Manchester United win the Champions League in 1999 - in a career spanning 26 years.
Sheringham said: 'After a long and fun-filled career I have decided that this season will be my last.
'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.
'Until then I have to try and help Colchester United stay in the Championship.'
Sheringham agreed a one-year deal with Colchester after being released by West Ham last summer.
He admitted he could have looked to continue but had no desire to emulate Sir Stanley Matthews by playing on until the age of 50.
Sheringham, 42 in April, added: '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.'
Sheringham made his name with Millwall, where he began his career as an apprentice, after helping the London club into the top flight in 1988.
He moved on to Nottingham Forest in 1991 before beginning his first spell at Tottenham a year later and breaking into the England side.
He joined United in 1997 and will forever be remembered at Old Trafford for scoring the late equaliser against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final in Barcelona.
A return to Tottenham followed before he featured in Portsmouth's first season back in the Premier League in 2003-04. He then stepped down a division to help West Ham to promotion and appeared in the 2006 FA Cup final.
Due to his passing ability and vision - as well as his finishing - Sheringham was seen as an ideal second striker and built up a fearsome partnership with Alan Shearer for England.
He went into Euro 96 under a cloud after being caught drinking prior to the tournament but he went on to play a key role as England reached the semi-finals.
His final international appearance came in England's World Cup quarter-final loss to Brazil in 2002.
He added: 'I think it's a good time to announce my retirement from international football as well!'