The striker, who returned to the Premier League with Burnley last season, scored over 100 top flight goals across stints with Liverpool, Tottenham and Stoke among many others as well as netting 22 times for his country.
“Our wonderful game has given me everything.
“I’m so thankful to everyone who helped me get there and to help me stay there for so long.
“If you told me at 17 I’d play in World Cups , get to a champions league final , win the Fa cup and get 100 @premierleague goals I would have avoided you at all costs.
“It’s been an absolute dream come true”.