STUTTGART, Germany — Mario Gomez, the exdelantero of the selection of Germany, announced his retirement from football after scoring a goal in his last match with Stuttgart.
Gomez, who turns 35 in July, joked that dealt with Real Madrid and Barcelona before to say that he had fulfilled his last wish.
That was to bring the immediate return of Stuttgart to the Bundesliga after a season in the second division.
Stuttgart was second Sunday, 10 points behind the Arminia Bielefeld, despite the fact that lost 3-1 at home to Darmstadt.
“It has been my last mission to Stuttgart then that we do it in the past year (with descent), back to first,” said Gomez. “It is my intention to retire”.
Gomez was one of the most prolific strikers in the German football in all its fullness. She won the title of Bundesliga in 2007 in their first cycle with Stuttgart, and two more with Bayern Munich to sign with the club bavaro in 2009. Formed the team of Bayern that won the Champions League and completed a hat-trick in the 2013 season.
Went to Italy after that feat to play with Fiorentina. After two seasons in Italy, Gomez is joined Besiktas and won the league Turkish in 2016.
Gomez scored 19 goals in 52 matches with Wolfsburg before returning to Stuttgart in 2017.
Totaled 170 goals in 328 matches of the Bundesliga, seven in the second division, and 26 in 36 duels of the Cup of Germany.
Gomez also scored 26 goals in 44 matches of the Champions League.
Missed form part of the selection that won the copa in the 2014 World cup because of a season marked by injuries. Signed 31 goals in 78 matches for the national team.