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.
Former AC Milan and Czech Republic defender Marek Jankulovski has retired from football completely after battling with a succession of knee injuries for the past 12 months.
Former AC Milan defender Marek Jankulovski has suffered a knee ligament injury for the second time this year, his new club Banik Ostrava revealed today.
Czech defender Marek Jankulovski has retired at the age of 34, after spending the last six years playing at AC Milan and the last 11 in Italy.
Defender Marek Jankulovski said he was quitting international football after the Czech Republic lost all hope of qualifying for South Africa 2010.
Goalkeeper Petr Cech has beaten off competition from Tomas Rosicky and Marek Jankulovski to win his fourth straight Czech player of the year award.