Mario Gomez brought the curtain down on his career with a goal on Sunday as the former Germany international scored in VfB Stuttgart’s 3-1 loss to Darmstadt.
The 34-year-old striker helped the side earn automatic promotion to the Bundesliga after one season in the second division by finishing runners-up to champions Arminia Bielefeld.
“It was always my dream after such a great career, which I could not have imagined, to give something back to Stuttgart,” Gomez told Stuttgart’s website.
“I’m extremely grateful to VfB and it is nice that I can say goodbye with this great success. It was my last mission.”