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Last month
June 2024
Michael Hooper announces retirement from Australian Rugby
This year
Germany's Tony Kroos to retire from football after Euro 2024
England prop Mako Vunipola announces international retirement
Last year
Cesc Fabregas announces retirement after trophy-laden career
Scotland rugby star Greig Laidlaw announces retirement at 37
Former England international Chris Ashton to retire from rugby
'So long' - John 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer retires from inter-county hurling
All time
Long-serving Limerick goalkeeper Barry Hennessy announces retirement
‘The time is right’ – Former Spurs and England winger Aaron Lennon retires
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Mikel announces retirement aged 35
Lack of enthusiasm for Newcastle move told Ben Foster it was time to retire
'A great way to end my career' - Ex-Ireland defender McShane retires to coach at Man United
Ireland, Leinster and Lions legend Sean O'Brien announces his decision to retire
Former Wales and Lions hooker Richard Hibbard retires at 38
Dan Martin announces retirement from professional cycling at the end of the season
England international Jack Clifford forced into retirement at 27
'I've been blessed to have had a wonderful career' - Barry Geraghty announces retirement
Galway and Corofin stalwart Kieran Fitzgerald announces retirement
Nine-time Cork All-Ireland winner confirms retirement from inter-county camogie
Former unified world bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett retires aged 27
World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement aged 35
Ex-Everton and Man United goalkeeper Tim Howard ends 21-year playing career
Ex-Man United and Spurs striker Berbatov announces retirement at 38
Mayo's Cafferkey announces inter-county retirement after 104 appearances
'I think he's making a huge mistake' - Northern Ireland midfielder retires from international football at 28
Rob Green retires after lifting Europa League trophy in full kit despite not being in Chelsea squad
Ex-France fullback Spedding announces retirement at 33
Saracens winger to retire at the end of the season after 17-year career
'A true warrior of our game': Aussie great Horwill to retire
Argentina star Gonzalo Higuain confirms retirement from international football
New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement aged 29
'It's been epic': Ireland striker Jonathan Walters announces retirement from football aged 35
Starting out under Micko, 17 seasons with Kildare and the story behind the nickname of Leper
Wimbledon finalist Radwanska announces retirement aged 29
'The objective is my long-term health' - Ulster second row retires aged 30 following concussion concerns
Former Ireland International Player of the Year Karen Duggan announces retirement aged 27
The longest serving inter-county footballer confirms retirement after 19 seasons
After a four-year stint, Michael Ryan steps down as Westmeath hurling boss
Iniesta announces international retirement following Spain's World Cup exit
Mascherano announces international retirement following Argentina's World Cup exit