Jacob Burns has announced his retirement from the professional game.
Perth Glory’s club captain will play his final match in the city of his birth, against Sydney FC this Sunday.
It has been a disappointing season at Glory, and no doubt Burns would have wanted to leave the club after at least another finals push.
That will not eventuate, but the combative midfielder has certainly made a worthy contribution to the club over more than a 100 matches.
The former Leeds United and Barnsley man joined the club in 2009 from Romanian outfit Unirea Urziceni.
Burns’ finest hour in a Glory shirt was undoubtedly winning the Joe Marston Medal in the 2011-12 A-League Grand Final, despite Perth’s defeat to Brisbane Roar.
Burns made 11 appearances for the Socceroos in a distinguished career.
Reports suggest that he will remain at the club in a coaching role.
How would you sum up Burns’ time at Glory?