Former Fulham, Hull City and Peterborough midfielder Jimmy Bullard retires
Jimmy Bullard has announced his retirement from football aged 33, due to a long-standing knee injury.
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Last Updated: 01/10/12 3:39pm
Bullard only joined League One side Milton Keynes Dons late in August on a short-term deal after he departed Championship club Ipswich Town.
Bullard managed two appearances for MK Dons, but has now announced his retirement from the game.
"My old knee injury has never allowed me to get back to where I want to be as a football player; it's always hindered me," said Bullard.
"There are a lot of games in this league and I now know my knee won't allow me to play Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday, it's not built for that now."
The East Londoner began his career with his beloved West Ham United, but he never made the breakthrough at Upton Park and moved into non-league football with Gravesend & Northfleet before being spotted by Peterborough United.
After impressing at London Road he moved to Wigan - where he did enough to earn a transfer to Fulham in 2006. During his time at Fulham he was called up by England on four occasions, but he never won a cap.
He left Fulham in 2009 when Hull City paid £5million for his services. He left Humberside in 2011 for Ipswich, initially on loan and then permanently.
His final move came in August when he left Portman Road for Stadium:MK - but he has now opted to hang up his boots after making over 300 league appearances in his career.