Newcastle United and Rangers fans have been unanimous in praising Peter Lovenkrands after he announced his retirement from football today.
Lovenkrands represented a range of clubs over his professional career, but arguably left his most lasting impressing on Newcastle and Rangers supporters.
He still is fondly remembered by all at St. James' Park and Ibrox and their fans have been reflecting on his career today, after he decided to retire from the game.
Lovenkrands has been looking for a new club since leaving Birmingham City this summer and he explained his reasoning behind hanging up his boots on Twitter earlier this morning.
Today i Announce my retirement as a football player, I am proud of all the things I have achieved in my career!— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) November 19, 2014
Making history with my goals for Rangers in the ChampionsLeague LeagueTitles Last minute CupWinner in the Oldfirm, Schalke04's players— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) November 19, 2014
player of the season, and Helping get Newcastle back in the Premier League was amazing and playing for my Country in a World Cup & European— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) November 19, 2014
Championship, all my dreams as a young boy came true and I am so proud of that. I want to thank all my teammates over my career for some— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) November 19, 2014
great times and great memories, and I want to thank some of the coaches and medical staffs for looking after me, And I want to thank all the— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) November 19, 2014
the fans that has supported me my whole career I will never forget it! But most of all I want to thank my wife and kids family and friends— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) November 19, 2014
for being there through the good and the bad times and being understanding when missing Christmas's,New Years,Birthdays ect, so thank you— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) November 19, 2014
much! It's time for new things and I have been enjoying doing tv work and hoping to do a lot more.— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) November 19, 2014
The Danish international can now look back on a stellar career, which has seen him leave a lasting legacy on the clubs he played for.
Lovenkrands started his career at Akademisk Boldklub, but his talent was soon spotted and Rangers decided to bring him to Ibrox.
He made a name with the Scottish giants, playing for them for six years, before moving to Germany to represent Schalke.
His time in the Bundesliga wasn't quite as productive, but he did spent three decent years there before moving back to Britain in 2009.
At Newcastle he was a major reason behind their promotion from the Championship in 2009/10 and also scored some important goals when they returned to the Premier League.
He departed the North-East in 2012, before going on to play two seasons with Birmingham - scoring four times.
Here is the best reaction from Newcastle and Rangers fans on social media site Twitter to Lovenkrands' retirement.
Lovenkrands provided a lot of great moments in our Championship season. So many of those guys became cult faves.— Steph Murry (@andythemurrr) November 19, 2014
a love Lovenkrands, woulda been nice to see him finish his career at Rangers!— Gary Andrew (@xGazzbo) November 19, 2014
Peter Lovenkrands, absolute legend.— Gray (@MattGray97) November 19, 2014
What a player Peter Lovenkrands was— Scott Hughes (@ScottHughesss) November 19, 2014
Peter Lovenkrands retiring from football makes me very sad. Hero.— Margo Meyer (@margo_meyer) November 19, 2014