WEE COUNTY sports icon Leanne Ross has announced her retirement from football.

The Clacks Council active coordinator joined Glasgow City 14 years ago in 2007 and will now join the first team coaching staff as an assistant coach.

Undoubtedly a club legend, Ross won 14 Scottish Women Premier League titles and is the only player to have been with the club throughout its historic run of consecutive league triumphs.

Along with the league titles, she lifted six Scottish Women's Premier League Cups and seven Scottish Cups and retires as the most decorated Scottish player ever.

Commenting on the decision to finally hang up her boots, Ross said she's delighted to continue at a place she calls home.

Ross said: "It hasn't been an easy decision to call time on my playing career but I feel now is the right time.

"I have spent 14 happy and successful years at Glasgow City and have been privileged to have played with and captained so many amazing people and footballers.

"I have so many special memories and have made lifelong friends, it's a journey I wouldn't change for the world.

"I am excited to embark on a new chapter of my career and am delighted it is with Glasgow City, a place that I call home."

Ross has well and truly etched her name into the club's record books with a host of achievements during her time with the club.

She helped the club secure a quadruple treble, a first in Scottish football history and in 2016 she lifted the league trophy for the tenth season in a row.

Ross made 354 starts for the club and is City's record goal scorer with 264 goals and also holds the record for most goals in a season, with 54 during the 2010-11 season.

Laura Montgomery, club co-founder and chief executive, was at a loss for words to describe Ross' Glasgow City career.

"Without question she is the most successful and influential player to ever pull on our jersey," Laura said.

"What a tremendous career and one that, to be honest, will never ever be matched.

"She epitomises everything that makes our club great."