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Kris Boyd retires from professional football

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The former Rangers and Kilmarnock striker has decided to call it quits after 18 years playing football professionally.

Scottish striker Kris Boyd has played for the big teams in his native country: Kilmarnock and Rangers.

He also played in England, Turkey and the United States.

And now, after 18 years, he has decided to call it quits.

“The club can confirm that our club captain and legendary striker Kris Boyd has signaled his intention to retire from professional football,” Kilmarnock said on a press release according to Sky Sports.

“Kris will rightly be regarded as a Kilmarnock legend and everyone at the club wishes him all the very best in his future career.”

“It may be a long time before we see his like again and Kris will always be welcomed back to Rugby Park with open arms,” they said.

“Thanks for everything Boydy.”

Boyd also played for the Scottish national team from 2006 until his retirement in 2010.