Portsmouth defender Linvoy Primus has been forced to retire from the game following a presistent knee injury.
The 36 year old defender enjoyed a good career at lower level before joining the club on a free transfer in 2000.
He initially suffered the injury in 2007 but made a brief comeback in the final game of last season, earning a one year contract in the summer.
However, he has been advised by surgeons not to play again and will not take up an ambassadorial role at the club.
“I would rather have a good knee for the rest of my life than to try to play on and make the knee worse,” he said.
“I’ve got think of the long term rather than the short term. To finish my career in the Premier League is great.”
In total, Primus made 219 appearances for the Fratton Park club, scoring six times.