A number of Glasgow Rangers fans have paid tribute to Alan Hutton on Twitter after the Ibrox cult hero announced his retirement from professional football.
The 35-year-old began his career at Rangers, coming through the ranks at Ibrox before making his debut in 2002.
During his time at the Scottish Premiership club, Hutton made 91 competitive appearances (Transfermarkt) and won the league title in 2005.
The full-back then made the switch to Tottenham Hotspur in 2008 for £9million, which remains Rangers’ record fee received (BBC Sport).
During his time at Spurs, Hutton won the English League Cup, and in 2011 he made the move to Aston Villa, where he made upwards of 200 competitive appearances (Transfermarkt) and helped them get back into the Premier League last season.
Hutton, who also enjoyed several loan spells throughout his career, made 50 appearances for the Scotland national team and was part of the side which clinched a historic 1-0 win over France in Paris.
Rangers paid tribute to Hutton with a post on their Twitter feed and some Bears joined in with kind comments:
👏 Alan Hutton, congratulations on a great career.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 19, 2020
This makes me feel old. I’m 23. Feels like a lifetime ago I watched him flying up and down that right wing. What a player
— Nathan (@nathanj3001) February 19, 2020
The real Blue Cafu
— Rhys (@WATPRhys) February 19, 2020
Great career Alan Hutton 👍🏻👍🏻
— Trey (@Jackson3939390) February 19, 2020
Some player 🇬🇧💙
— Thomo10 (@Thomo103) February 19, 2020
What a player 💙
— Ross🐺 (@rossccco) February 19, 2020
Great stuff Alan Hutton had a great run of football career done well with the famous I thought we would’ve seen you back in the blue again but not to be I suppose all the best for whatever your future holds for you
— gazza07770 (@gazza07770) February 19, 2020
When we sold him he was unstoppable.
Never hit those heights consistently again (or before that season really), but at the time he looked set for greatness.
— Mark Thomson (@MarkThomson79) February 19, 2020
Phenomenal rampaging down that right flank for us for those years we had him. Wee McGeady was terrified of him. All the best 👍🏻
— Alfie Atkin (@AlfieBoy78) February 19, 2020