London - Former US international goalkeeper Brad Friedel will retire at the
end of the season having spent 17 years in England playing for
Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.
43-year-old, who was Tottenham's third-choice keeper this season, will
return back to the US where he will work as a TV pundit for Fox
"I'm incredibly proud of what I've achieved in my career," Friedel, capped 82 times by the US, told Tottenham's website.
I first started the journey I never imagined it would be this long,
playing 23 seasons in total and representing some incredible clubs."
holds the record for the most consecutive starts in the Premier League
-- an incredible 310 -- before Frenchman Hugo Lloris took over as
Tottenham's number one in 2012.
Friedel made 356 appearances for Blackburn with whom he won the League Cup, more than 100 for Villa and 67 for Tottenham.
manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday that Friedel could feature
in one of Tottenham's two remaining matches of the season.
outing against Hull City at home this weekend or at Everton would see
him pass former Manchester City keeper John Burridge as the Premier
League's oldest player.
Burridge played aged 43 years and 162 days. Friedel will be 44 on May 18.