#ThanksMile: Sterjovski to retire at season's end

Twitter went into overdrive last night as Central Coast Mariners favourite Mile Sterjovski announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of the Club’s 2013/14 campaign.

Twitter went into overdrive last night as Central Coast Mariners favourite Mile Sterjovski announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of the Club-s 2013/14 campaign.

Sterjovski, who played 43 times for Australia and represented the Socceroos at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, took to the medium to announce his retirement on his own terms.

Sterjovski, a much loved member of the Mariners- squad, commenced his career in the National Soccer League, where he played for Wollongong Wolves, Sydney United and Parramatta Power.

He then embarked on a foreign football odyssey, which saw him play in France, Switzerland, Turkey, England and China.

His Clubs throughout his time in Europe included French powerhouse LOSC Lille, and Swiss giants FC Basel.

The response from the Australian football community and sports fans in general highlighted the respect Sterjovski has earned from supporters throughout his established career.

Indeed, the hashtag #ThanksMile began to trend around the country soon after Sterjovski-s announcement.

Here are just some of the tweets that people began to share regarding Sterjovski!

#THANKSMILE