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Kisnorbo retires from A-League

  • Kisnorbo retires from A-League

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17: Patrick Kisnorbo of Melbourne City celebrates after they defeated Perth Glory during the A-League Elimination Final match between Melbourne City FC and Perth Glory at AAMI Park on April 17, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Melbourne City captain and former Socceroo Patrick Kisnorbo has called time on his career.

The lion-hearted centre back led the A-League club for the past three seasons, reaching the semi-finals in the past two campaigns.

The 35-year-old was out of contract at City and was expected to consider ending his career 16 years after he started it in the National Soccer League with South Melbourne.

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He told told Fox Sports on Sunday night he had a "great career".

"I'm very lucky and honoured to have played with great players, played overseas," he said.

"I was just a kid from the West. Hopefully there's a lot of kids that have the inspiration to do it (too)."

Prior to returning to his hometown, Kisnorbo forged a career in the top tiers of England and Scotland with Hearts, Leicester City, Leeds United and Ipswich Town.

He won 18 caps for Australia, appearing at the 2007 Asian Cup.

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