The American has retired from football at just 30-years-old.
Bolton have struggled to put together a cohesive assault on promotion since they were relegated from the Premier League in 2012 despite, on paper, having a squad with the tools to do so.
One of the talented members of that squad was American international Stuart Holden.
Unfortunately the creative midfielder has had a miserable time with injuries in recent years after suffering horror challenges from Nigel De Jong and Jonny Evans. He has not played since April 2013, which was on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, and has not played a single game in the 2014-15 or 2015-16 seasons.
Yesterday the former USMNT midfielder announced his retirement, aged 30, in an emotional letter to USSoccer.com.
Prior to his injury trouble the midfielder was one of the unsung talents in the Premier League and his attitude and love for Bolton Wanderers made him a cult icon among Trotters fans.
The Bolton faithful were quick to offer their support for the player in light of his retirement...
Holden involved with the supporters trust? Yes... So much yes #bwfc— Matt Wood (@Matt_Wood34) February 3, 2016
Stuart Holden only played around 35 games for us but he's seen as a modern day cult hero amongst many. Tells you everything you need to know— Jake (@Jake_BWFC) February 3, 2016
Very sad to hear Stu Holden's hung up his boots. I would have loved to see him back at #bwfc one last time.— TMA Harding (@hd_ng) February 3, 2016
Disappointing to hear about Stu Holden's retirement. One of my favourite players who had horrible injury luck #bwfc— Jared Watkin (@jwatkin94) February 3, 2016