Social media has been flooded with tribute to Carl Ikeme following the announcement of his retirement from professional football.
After being diagnosed with acute leukaemia in 2017, Ikeme has battled cancer for almost a year with support from the football world.
In June, the shot-stopper gave a positive health update that he was in complete remission, and now, he is set to take hang his gloves.
During the course of his professional career, the 32-year-old made 200 appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers and had loan spells at eight other clubs including Leicester City, Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers. He also played 10 games for Nigeria.
Wolves (@Wolves) July 27, 2018
Wishing you all the very best in the next chapter of your life, Carl 💪🏼— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) July 27, 2018
A sad day for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme has announced his retirement from professional football on medical advice.— Tim Spiers (@tim_spiers_Star) July 27, 2018
Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 27, 2018
What an honour it was to be a teammate of this big wonderful guy, but to be able to call him a friend aswell is even better. All the best in retirement bro enjoy every minute of it ❤️ @Carl_Ikeme pic.twitter.com/4Os3jjt7BD— Aaron McCarey (@mccareyA1) July 27, 2018
Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) July 27, 2018
QPR FC (@QPR) July 27, 2018
Good luck to the big man @Carl_Ikeme in his retirement. Was a pleasure to work with you. Easily the best keeper Iv ever worked with but more importantly a great man..honest, Humble, Hardworking. A true gent. Enjoy been with your beautiful family x— Andrew Lonergan (@lonners24) July 27, 2018
I’m privileged and proud to have played along side you and been apart of your @Wolves journey!— Dave Edwards (@_DaveEdwards) July 27, 2018
An amazing goalkeeper, teammate and friend....enjoy retirement @Carl_Ikeme ❤️#OneCarlIkeme pic.twitter.com/hMr5p5oM9J
Sad to hear that @Carl_Ikeme has retired from football. Genuinely nice guy who’s faced adversity with determination and integrity. 100% believe that whatever he decides to do next in life will be a success.#wwfc #TeamKemes #OneCarlIkeme pic.twitter.com/Kz0n1Jt7Lh— Wolves Fancast (@WWFCFancast) July 27, 2018