STEPHANE Zubar has announced his retirement from football, ending a four-year stay with Weymouth.

Popular centre-half Zubar, a Guadaloupe international, was a mainstay in the Terras' defence ever since joining in 2016, making more than 100 appearances.

The ex-Bournemouth and Plymouth defender, 33, went on to achieve successive promotions under former boss Mark Molesley.

In a post on his personal Facebook page, Zubar said his decision was the "hardest" he has made.

Zubar could not reach an agreement to continue at the Bob Lucas Stadium but will remain Weymouth's "number one fan".

Zubar went on to thank the Terras and all clubs he played for in his career.

In a club statement, the Terras said: "Weymouth Football Club can confirm today that following discussions between Stéphane Zubar and the club's management, Stéphane will be ending his time with the club.

"Ever since arriving at the Bob Lucas Stadium, Stéphane has become a hugely popular member of the club and leaves us as a back-to-back promotion winner.

"Thank you for everything Zubes and best wishes to you and your family for the future!"

Weymouth's options at centre-back now include Myles Anderson, Ade Olumuyiwa and Jake McCarthy, while Josh Leslie-Smith and Brennan Camp can play at full-back or in central defence.