"After my return to Feyenoord I have had two fantastic seasons with the title this season an absolute highlight".
Ex-Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has confirmed his retirement after steering Feyenoord to their first Eredivisie title in 18 years in a fairytale final campaign.
Kuyt, 36, scored all three goals on Sunday as Rotterdam-based Feyenoord beat Heracles 3-1 to clinch the Dutch title after finishing one point clear of Ajax.
In 19 years, the ex-Netherlands global played for Utrecht, Feyenoord, Liverpool and Fenerbahce, sealing seven trophies and earning 105 caps for his country.
Versatile forward Kuyt enjoyed a trophy-laden career including Dutch and Turkish league titles, as well as an English League Cup with Liverpool during his six-year star with the Reds.
"I wanted to remain involved himself at Feyenoord, because this is a great club, so too recent days proved again. All my dreams have come true".
"I came back to win prizes and become a champion with Feyenoord".
Last season he helped them win the Dutch Cup and then scored 12 goals during this season's league triumph.
Feyenoord technical director Martin Van Geel said: "We are unbelievably grateful for what Dirk has done over the past two years". "He has added a huge deal with his attitude, professionalism and passion - in the dressing room, on the pitch and beyond".
Kuyt returned for his second spell at Feyenoord in 2015 following a three-year stint at Fenrbahce in Turkey.
"We are therefore delighted that we can retain someone with his experience and setting the club".
Kuyt represented Holland and played in the 2007 Champions League final for Liverpool during his time as a player.
At worldwide level he collected an impressive 104 caps for Netherlands, playing in three World Cup and two European Championships in the process. "I will tutor Dirk and I could easily imagine him taking over from me in due course".