Melbourne Victory have a giant hole to fill in the heart of their A-League defence after Matthieu Delpierre announced his retirement.
The 35-year-old had previously decided to hang up the boots, before announcing he was reconsidering his decision.
— Melbourne Victory (@gomvfc) April 26, 2016
On Tuesday, the club confirmed the end of a 17-season career that spanned French, German, Dutch and Australian football, including titles with Victory and Stuttgart.
The towering Frenchman is a favourite to claim a Victory Medal for his fine performances this season.