FIFA.com takes a look at the list of players who have hung up their boots following the 2011/12 season, including Roberto Carlos, Samuel Kuffour and Ruud van Nistelrooij.
Ajax defender Andre Ooijer, the 37-year-old former Netherlands international, has announced he will hang up his boots at the end of the season.
Veteran Ajax centre-back Andre Ooijer will be out for up to four weeks after suffering a calf injury in training.
Today's Eredivisie encounter between FC Utrecht and Ajax proved to be an absolute goalfest as the hosts ran out 6-4 winners after a run of three goals in five second-half minutes.
Veteran Ajax defender Andre Ooijer, 36, has penned a new one-year deal with the Eredivisie club.
Dutch champions FC Twente moved into pole position on the league table with a 1-0 win over PSV Eindhoven. Nacer Chadli claimed the only goal of the game.