As another amazing year of sport draws to a close it's time to look back at what has been an incredible year for sports fans all over the world.
2013 saw plenty of young talent step up but it also saw some legends retire, from a managerial great to a player he helped develop and achieve worldwide success.
A little master hung up his pads for the final time, while one lady reached the big time and left on a high then there was the racing driver who was forced to call it quits following a horrific high speed crash in IndyCar.
You may have already worked out who I've chosen but in what order have I put them? Here are my top 5 sporting retirements of 2013.