Wembley-winning former Clarets captain Steven Caldwell has announced his retirement from professional football, aged 34.
Caldwell, who led Burnley into the Premier League in 2009, is to take up a position behind the scenes at MLS franschise and current club Toronto FC.
In a statement, Caldwell said: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from the game I love.
“Football has been my life since a very young age and I appreciate the opportunity I’ve had to live out my dreams.
“I would like to thank all my team-mates and coaches I’ve learnt from along the way, creating friendships and bonds that will last forever.
“Newcastle, Blackpool, Bradford, Leeds, Sunderland, Burnley, Wigan, Birmingham and Toronto; All magnificent clubs.
“It was an honour to wear your shirt and I hope the fans appreciated the pride I felt in putting on Their (sic) jersey.”
On behalf of everyone at Burnley Football Club, we would like to wish Steven well in the future and assure him of a warm welcome back whenever the opportunity arises!