Former Celtic attacker Georgios Samaras has hung up his playing boots to focus on an off the pitch role at OFI Crete, according to reports in Greece.
The Hoops hero has been without a club since leaving Turkish side Samunspor in the summer and has apparently called time on his playing career.
He scored 74 goals for Celtic in a six-and-a-half year career in green and white, scoring memorable goals in the UEFA Champions League and at Ibrox.
Consistency was a real problem in his game but on his day he delighted supporters and devastated defences across the country.
He was crucial in helping the team qualify for the last 16 of the 2012/13 Champions League, with his last-minute winner against Spartak Moscow a massive highlight of the modern Celtic era.
Fans have taken to Twitter over the last 24 hours to pay tribute to the man…
Sad day for football seeing samaras retire???????????? pic.twitter.com/e35QeJKgG7
— calmack (@MackKelly67) October 11, 2018
Georgios Samaras: A Thousand Years ????????????
— Rikos (@Rikos67_) October 11, 2018
Georgios Samaras has retired at only 33… Goodbye the handsome one ☹️???? pic.twitter.com/3ltMuub3P3
— Jamie Boyle ???????????? (@jamieboyle10) October 11, 2018
Wishing a happy retirement for Georgios Samaras. Thanks for giving me one of my favorite days as a Celtic supporter when you scored both to thump Rangers on their their dump of a ground.
— John Bradshaw (@JBLuvsCeltic) October 11, 2018
— david murphy (@DavidMurphycfc) October 11, 2018
I loved him… I hated him .. I adored him… I despised him … happy retirement big man …once a Tim always a Tim …always raised his game for the big games…Big Love for Georgios Samaras ???????????????????? #sammy
— anthony redmond (@antreds) October 11, 2018
Georgios Samaras officially retires from playing professional football.
What a player on his day ???? pic.twitter.com/vyhpMRDp7S
— Ntchampagne Supernova (@ntchampions) October 11, 2018
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