Jakub Blaszczykowski, a former Poland captain and winger for Borussia Dortmund, made his retirement announcement on Thursday. 

the 37-year-old made his debut for the national team in a friendly victory over Saudi Arabia in March 2006. He has since earned 109 caps for his country, trailing only Robert Lewandowski (142).

In a friendly against Germany in June, he announced his retirement from international football, leaving the field to a guard of honour from both teams.

A second tenure with Polish Second Division team Wisla Krakow, where he played from 2004 to 2007, where he won the Polish Top Division in 2005 before joining Dortmund, is where he announces his retirement. 

He played in almost 200 Bundesliga games for Dortmund between 2007 and 2016, helping them win two league titles, one German cup, three super cups, and finish second in the 2012–13 champions league. 

Blaszczykowski returned to Germany in August 2016 following a one-year loan with the Serie A team Fiorentina thanks to a three-year deal with VFL Wolfsburg.

The first home game of Wisla's 2023–24 season will feature a goodbye for Blaszczykowski on August 5, the team said.