Central Coast Mariners fullback Josh Rose has announced his retirement after 216 A-League appearances.
The Mariners have announced their final match of the season, the F3 Derby against Newcatsle Jets, will be dedicated to Rose.
Rose made 181 of 216 A-League appearances for the Mariners, the remaining 35 for Melbourne City, winning the 2013 A-League Championship with the club. He is also a two-time A-League All Star.
“I want to thank every coach that I have had the privilege to play under and all the players I have been lucky enough to share a change room with.
“I want to thank all of the supporters of the clubs that I have been lucky enough to play at. Through the good times, through the bad times it’s always been the supporters who have patted me on the back and without that support, as players it’s impossible to achieve anything.
"More than anything, the Mariners supporters. I have spent seven years at this club and the support I have received has been absolutely incredible. You don’t understand how much that means to me.
"No matter what, the fans are there to lift me up and make it worthwhile putting this jersey on every week and give it everything for the Mariners.
Rose, who begun his career in 2001 with Brisbane Strikers in the NSL, will play his last match in front of a home crowd on April 14.
“The Mariners football club is something that will be with me forever,” Rose said.
“I’ve spent so much time at this club and I’ve been able to achieve so much and forge friendships in this change room that I will keep forever.
“My three proudest moments with the Mariners are: the 2013 Grand Final win, qualifying for the Asian Champions League Round of 16 to face Guangzhou Evergrande and winning the Mariners Medal."