Former Philippine Azkals team captain Rob Dazo Gier has decided to leave the football pitch for good.
The 35-year-old Azkals defender announced his retirement in his Facebook page, thanking all his fans and those who supported him in his seven-year football career with the Philippine team.
Gier first played for the Philippine team in 2009, where they won the AFC Challenge Cup qualification against Bhutuan in April.
Gier was also part of the team that won a surprising 2-0 victory against Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup in 2010.
He was named team captain in 2014, after former captain Chieffy Caligdong left the team in his care; his time as a captain did not last long and was eventually succeeded by Phil Younghusband, but he remained a vital defender in the team.
Will you miss seeing Rob Gier in the field?