Two-time Wembley-winning hero Kelvin Mellor will move onto pastures new after a season of typically committed displays for Crewe Alexandra.
The 32-year-old defender, who helped Crewe achieve promotion and EFL Trophy glory at the national stadium in 2012 and 2013, rejoined the club for a second spell last summer.
During 2022-23 he added 42 appearances, and two goals, to his tally for the club; bringing his total service to the Alex to 134 outings and four goals.
Kelvin said: “I’m really sad I’m leaving; the club means a lot to me and my family.
“I’d like to thank all the players for everything this season, and all the staff - especially Alex Morris for bringing me back to the club last summer.
“I’ve given 100% throughout the season, playing 42 games. I’ll hopefully see you all soon back at Gresty Road.”
Kelvin joined Crewe from Nantwich Town in 2008 and he went on to make 92 appearances in his first spell.
In a super career to date, he has also represented Plymouth, Blackpool, Bradford, Morecambe, and Carlisle. He is now closing on 450 career appearances.
Manager Lee Bell said: “I’ve known Kelvin for many years; played with him, and managed him.
“He’s been brilliant this season, and he’s part of our club’s history. He loves Crewe, and he will always be welcome at his club.”
Everybody at Crewe Alexandra would like to thank Kelvin for his service and wish him all the very best for the future.
A full retained list will be published in due course.