Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will leave the club this summer.
The Belgian defender leaves the Etihad after 11 years and 360 appearances, having this season led City to a domestic Treble.
In an emotional Facebook post to fans, Kompany confirmed that “the time has come for me to go now”.
The 33-year-old’s decision comes less than 24 hours after the former Anderlecht and Hamburg star lifted the FA Cup at Wembley, after City’s 6-0 thumping of Watford.
City confirmed the news, declaring: “Vincent Kompany played his last game for Manchester City in Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Watford.
“The defender has decided to call time on his 11-year association with the Club having won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields.
“In total, he has played 360 times, scoring 20 goals.”
“As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out,” he said.
“I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club.
I remember the first day, as clear as I see the last. I remember the boundless kindness I received from the people of Manchester.
“I will never forget how all City supporters remained loyal to me in good times and especially bad times. Against the odds you have always backed me and inspired me to never give up.
“Sheikh Mansour changed my life and that of all the City fans around the world, for that I am forever grateful. A blue nation has arisen and challenged the established order of things, I find that awesome.
“I cherish the counsel and leadership of a good human being, Khaldoon Al Mubarak. Man City could not be in better hands.”
City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak paid tribute to the outgoing skipper, saying: “There have been many important contributors to Manchester City’s renaissance, but arguably none are more important than Vincent Kompany.