A former player who previously represented Leeds United and Ipswich Town has declared his retirement following a 25-year-long career.

David Norris, a former midfielder for Leeds United, has decided to retire from professional football at the age of 43. Currently playing for Lancaster City in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, Norris bid farewell to his home crowd in a match against Gainsborough Trinity, which Lancaster won 2-1. Although his official retirement game is scheduled for April 27, he will participate in two more matches before then, with his final appearance expected to be away at FC United of Manchester.

Having joined Lancaster City in 2018, Norris concludes a professional career spanning more than 25 years. In a Twitter post, he expressed gratitude for his time in the sport but acknowledged the toll it has taken on his body, opting to prioritize family, children, and other responsibilities.

Norris began his journey at Stamford before progressing through various clubs including Boston United, Bolton Wanderers, Hull City, Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town, and Portsmouth, ultimately landing at Leeds United in 2012. Despite struggling with injuries during his time at Leeds, where he made 36 appearances over two and a half years, Norris contributed four goals in the 2012-2013 season.

Following his departure from Leeds United in February 2015, Norris continued his career with stints at Peterborough United, Yeovil Town, and Blackpool before transitioning out of the Football League. He then enjoyed spells with Leatherhead, Salford City, Shaw Lane, and Boston, eventually finding his way to Lancaster City where he wraps up his playing days.

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