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Official: Kuyt's decision

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Dirk Kuyt informed that his football career is coming to an end.

Thirty-six-year-old Netherlands forward Dirk Kuyt has bowed out on a high, announcing his retirement from football just days after winning the Dutch title.

Kuyt scored a hat-trick in last weekend's final match to seal a 3-1 win against Heracles and secure Feyenoord's first Eredivisie triumph since 1999.

After the team's and fans' mass title celebrations in Rotterdam, Kuyt has now decided he has kicked his last ball as a professional.

Speaking to, Kuyt said: "Throughout my career I have always followed my heart when taking decisions and that goes for this one too.

"To me this feels like the right time to retire. I have had two fantastic years here since returning to Feyenoord, with this season's title as the absolute pinnacle.

"I had the dream of winning trophies and becoming a champion with Feyenoord. All my dreams have come true."

His 19-season senior career began with five years at Dutch side Utrecht before a first spell at Feyenoord, netting a personal-best 29 goals in 34 appearances in 2004-05.
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