Spurs' Friedel announces retirement

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Tottenham-Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Fiedel announced on Thursday he will retire from professional football at the conclusion of the 2014-15 Premier League season.

Friedel, 43, moved to England from the United States to join Liverpool in 1997 and has also suited up for Blackburn, Aston Villa and Spurs during his illustrious career.

If he plays in either of Spurs' final two matches, he will become the oldest player in Premier League history.

He is also one of only five goalkeepers to have scored a goal, joining Paul Robinson, Peter Schmeichel, Asmir Begovic and fellow American Tim Howard.

"I'm incredibly proud of what I've achieved in my career," he said. "When I first started the journey I never imagined it'd be this long. "There really is nothing like it but my 44th birthday is here so I think it is a good time to call it a day."

The Ohio native also holds the record for most consecutive Premier League appearances -- 310 -- between August 2004 and November 2012.

He has also won 82 caps for the United States national team.

"I've had a tremendous time here and met a lot of great people along the way," added Friedel. "This is a wonderful football club and I feel honored to have been a part of it for four years."