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9th Dec, 2016 | 5:42pm

West Ham fans react on Twitter to Bobby Zamora retirement

By Harvey Byrne

Former England international Bobby Zamora announced his retirement from football on Friday afternoon – and West Ham fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to their ex-striker.

The now 35-year-old was released by Brighton in the summer following a season on the south coast, where he scored seven goals in 26 fixtures.

He has been without a club since and brought the curtains down on his 17-year professional career, reflecting on a memorable number of years on his personal Twitter account.

He played for seven clubs in total, but it was at the Hammers where he chalked up the most appearances and scored the most goals.

The powerful striker featured in 147 encounters for the east London side, scoring 38 goals across four years between 2004 and 2008.

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Zamora helped the club to promotion to the Premier League in 2005, scoring the only goal in the play-off final 1-0 victory over Preston.

He is still remember highly at West Ham and fans on social media wished him well following his retirement announcement.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Zamora played in 450 matches in total with a return of 110 goals and 61 asssits.

He won two international caps for England in 2010 and 2011 and has become a cult figure at many of his former clubs.

In other West Ham news, here is the expected line-up to face Liverpool on Sunday.