Finn Harps forward Rafael Cretaro has hung up his boots for the final time after confirming his retirement from the game.

The Tubbercurry native looked set to call time on his career at the end of 2019, but signed on for one more season after speaking with manager Ollie Horgan.

He saw limited game time in 2020, with Harps' defeat to Bohemians in August the only full match he played in the entire season.

"Don't cry because it’s over smile because it happened," he said on Twitter.

"Football owes me nothing i (sic) owe it everything. A simple Go raibh maith agat."

The 39 year-old spent the majority of his career at Sligo Rovers, starting back in 2000. He played with Galway United in 2006, Bohs in 2010, and Harps for the last two seasons, but the rest of his 21 League of Ireland campaigns were spent at the Showgrounds.

He won the Premier Division with Rovers in 2012, as well as FAI Cups in 2011 and 2013.