Simon Church: Wales striker retires aged 29 because of hip injury
Wales striker Simon Church has retired at the age of 29 because of a long-term hip problem.
He won the last of his 38 caps in the Euro 2016 semi-final defeat by Portugal.
"I never thought this day would come but with the medical advice I have received I am now officially hanging up my boots," Church said.
He has not played since January, when he signed a short-term deal with Plymouth Argyle.
Church added: "I have been fortunate enough to have lived my dream for 11 years professionally. I have experienced moments you can only dream of when you're a child.
"Playing for Wales was an absolute honour. The achievements we had as a team are something I'm immensely proud of being a part of.
"The group of boys were the best on and off the pitch I have ever been with.
"I want to thank all the clubs I've been at as well as the fans, players, staff and a handful of managers."
Church, who also played for Reading, Charlton and Aberdeen, had surgery after suffering a serious hip injury in September 2016 while playing for Dutch side Roda JC.