After spending much of his career at Nottingham Forest, Chris Gunter has called time on his extensive playing career.

The defender signed for the Reds back in 2009 initially on a loan deal from Tottenham.

He made eight appearances and was then added on a permanent basis the following summer by Billy Davies.

After 155 appearances for the Reds, he made the jump up to the Premier League with Reading.

Forest Gunter
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He was also a big player for the Royals and made over 300 appearances for the Berkshire-based outfit.

Gunter finished his career with AFC Wimbledon where he made 34 appearances for the League Two outfit.

The man who spent the majority of his playing days as a right-back served his country with distinction too.

He was a vital member of the squad that reached the semi-final of Euro 2016 and finishes his career with 109 caps.

Gunter won the Welsh Footballer of the Year in 2017 and was also named in the Championship Team of the Year for 2009/10.

Gunter has called time on playing career and Forest saw the best of him

This might sound crazy but Forest saw the best of Gunter and he played amazingly well for the Reds.

Following his retirement Robert Earnshaw, Aaron Ramsey and Luke Chambers have all responded.

The three played alongside Gunter at the City Ground and have reacted with touching messages.

Chambers called Gunter ‘incredible’, Ramsey said, ‘some going that’ and Earnshaw simply wished the Welshman ‘best wishes’.

Clearly, the player was a respected player and at Forest, he really was a star attraction.

That fact he went to Reading felt like a bit of a shame because he should have really played for a bigger top-flight outfit.

The three players who shared the dressing room with him on Trentside clearly value his ability as a teammate and Gunter deserves a happy retirement.

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