Kelly Smith announced her retirement from football on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of a move onto the Arsenal Ladies coaching staff.
Since the news broke, tributes have been pouring in from around the footballing world for one of the most influential characters in the women's game.
We asked you for your own messages - and here are just some of those tributes:
@DionFarnes: Kelly Smith - A player so gifted & talented she single handedly raised the level of the game in this country to new heights #ThankYouKelly
@alanajohnson25: #ThankYouKelly for all you have done to help the womens game. The player who made me an England and Arsenal supporter.
@CharlotteBWebb: My Hero. My Football Idol. She gave me the strength i needed to carry on playing after my injuries! #ThankYouKelly
@kathycool77: Not only is she the best English female player ever but thanks to her the game has progressed to where it is today #ThankYouKelly
@OsmondSian: @kelly_smith10 you inspired a generation of young girls to fall in love with the beautiful game. #ThankYouKelly best of luck for the future.
To contribute your own messages, just tweet and use the hashtag #ThankYouKelly
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