He didn’t get the farewell he wanted on the pitch but McKay has received a massive accolade after playing his final Hyundai A-League match last week.
The two-time Championship winner with the Roar became the third played inducted in Brisbane Roar’s Hall of Fame at the club’s Awards night over the weekend.
McKay, who played his 272nd and final game for the club in the 5-3 Anzac Day loss to Adelaide United, joins triple-championship winners Michael Theo & Thomas Broich in the exclusive club.
McKay was one of three legends of the Hyundai A-League to play their final matches for the respective clubs over the weekend.
Brisbane Fan favourite Henrique, who missed the clash with the Reds through injury, were both given emotional farewells by the fans at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday.
A couple of days later and Mark Bridge also saw the curtain fall on his professional career as his Western Sydney Wanderers went down 1-0 against Melbourne Victory at ANZ Stadium.
Bridge won two Hyundai A-League titles at Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC but produced some of his best football at the Wanderers, where he was much loved by the clubs supporters.
He scored Western Sydney’s first-ever Hyundai A-League goal while he’ll forever be remembered for his role in the club's 2014 AFC Champions League triumph before going on to become their most capped player.
Here’s some of the social media tributes to three greats of the Hyundai A-League.