Mario Gomez, Former Germany striker helped his first club Stuttgart win promotion back to the Bundesliga and has now retired from football at the age of 34.
He scored for the Stuttgart in their 3-1 defeat by Darmstadt 98 and his side were still left in the second promotion spot. The five time German champions will return to the top flight German league after Arminia Bielefield who finished ahead of them on the league.
“It was my last mission for VfB,” said Gomez. “I always dreamed of finishing my career here.”
Mario Gomez won 78 caps for Germany before retiring from international football two years ago. He started his club career at Stuttgart, winning the Bundesliga in 2006-07, before moving to Bayern Munich, where he won the Bundesliga twice more and the Champions League once.
He then played for Fiorentina, Wolfsburg and Besiktas before he returned to Stuttgart in 2017-18.