Bristol City, Leicester City and Rangers star announces retirement with 92-word tribute to Robins

Andy King is hanging up his boots at the end of the 2023/24 season. His final club is Bristol City, a club he grew up supporting. (Image: Getty Images)Andy King is hanging up his boots at the end of the 2023/24 season. His final club is Bristol City, a club he grew up supporting. (Image: Getty Images)
Andy King is hanging up his boots at the end of the 2023/24 season. His final club is Bristol City, a club he grew up supporting. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images
One player has confirmed they will no longer be a member of Bristol City’s playing staff in the summer.

Andy King has announced that he will play his last game of professional football when Bristol City face Stoke City on Saturday (May 4).

The Robins conclude the 2023/24 season at the bet365 Stadium and that will be where King finishes his 18-year playing career. King is out of contract at Ashton Gate in the summer and has decided to make his own decision on his future.

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He said in a section on his Instagram post: “To Bristol City, the club I have the privilege of playing my last ever game for, it has been an honour. 

“From a boy who used to sit in the Dolman stand to watch his family’s team, to someone who’s had the honour of scoring for them. My first ever live football match was a Bristol City one and I’m honoured my last as a player will be the same. To the supporters, I have tried to be one of you every day representing the club and hope I’ve done you proud.”

City's number ten joined the club in 2021 when he was signed by Nigel Pearson. The pair had worked together at Leicester City and Oh Leuven, and in the three years he's spent as a player at City, he's made 63 appearances.

Away from City, the Barnstaple-born midfielder made 50 caps for the Welsh national team, and was part of the side that reached the semi-finals of EURO 2016. In the same year, he was part of a Leicester City team that won the Premier League title despite being ranked at 5000/1.

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King was loyal to Leicester City and was with them from their rise from League One all the way to the pinnacle of English football. He had loans at Swansea City, Derby County and Rangers during his time at the King Power Arena.

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