FORMER Bradford City and Premier League midfielder Karl Henry has retired from football.

The 36-year-old has called time on his playing career, after not taking back to the pitch since making an appearance in the Bantams' 4-0 win against Walsall last December.

Henry came on for 20 minutes in that match, which marked the end of his brief spell at Valley Parade, with his departure announced on Christmas Eve.

The midfield enforcer - well known for his tough-tackling style - earned a yellow card in that final game, while only making six appearances in total for City.

Bolton, QPR, Cheltenham and Stoke are four other clubs Henry spent time with.

But, he was known best for his time with hometown club Wolverhampton Wanderers, who he led to Championship glory in 2008.

In total, Henry made 272 appearances for Wolves after moving for £100,000 in 2006.

He scored seven goals during his time there.

Henry will continue in his role as ambassador of the Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation.