Photo: Former Celtic ace Cha du Ri tearful at international retirement

South Korea fans flag in stadium

Former Celtic defender Cha du-Ri took part in his last ever international fixture for South Korea and was honoured for his efforts spanning 14 years.

Former Celtic defender Cha du Ri was emotional as he bid farewell to the South Korea national team.

Cha du Ri led the side out as captain one last time in the friendly against New Zealand, and was substituted on 43 minutes, a pre-scheduled change so he could take part in a half-time ceremony in his honour.

The 34-year-old was making his 75th appearance for his country, having made his debut in 2001 and starring in South Korea's magnificent World Cup run in '02.

He was pictured with his dad Cha Bum-Kun, a famous former South Korean international himself, who presented him with a bouquet of flowers, and he was clearly touched at the support from the adoring fans.

Du-Ri played for Celtic between 2010 and 2012, making more than 40 appearances and winning the SPL title in his second season at the club.

He is still remembered by the club, who sent him a message of congratulations via Twitter to note his international retirement.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch