West Ham united James Collins announced his retirement from the game after being idle for almost an year
The 37-year-old has not been in matching with any club since being released by Ipswich in May 2019.
When asked if he was still looking for a new club, Collins told Soccer AM: “No, finished. Yeah, I’m all done. Retired.
“I wasn’t going to say anything, I was going to float off and not say anything.”
Collins has started his club career with Cardiff City, before moving to West Ham and later Aston Villa.
He has made a total of 279 appearances in the Premier League and scored 11 goals in the top-flight.
Collins earned 51 caps for Wales, scoring three goals, and was part of the squad for Euro 2016 when the side reached the semi-finals.
Collins has posted his self announced farewell on instagram for his fans saying:
“This will not come as a surprise to most people as I haven’t played for a season now.
“But with a heavy heart I’ve decided to officially retire from football.
“After a lot of thought I believe this is the best thing to do so I can draw a line under my 20-year career and move on to my next chapter in life.
“I would like to thank all the players and fans at all the clubs I played for.”