A file photo of Claudio Pizarro. Photograph:( Reuters )
Striker Claudio Pizarro has rejoined Werder Bremen at the age of 39 for a fourth stint at the Bundesliga club which will reportedly mark the end of his career.
Werder's sporting director Frank Baumann said the club has signed a performance-related contract with Pizarro, who is the highest-scoring foreign player in the Bundesliga's history.
He has netted 192 goals in 446 appearances.
"I am delighted to have another chance to join the team and end my career at the club where I started out in Europe," said Pizarro.
"I'm looking forward to sharing my experience, but I won't hide the fact that I'm coming back to score goals as well," said Pizarro,
"I am convinced that together we will be playing a strong season together."
Pizarro first moved to Bremen in 1999 from Alianza Lima in his homeland and spent two seasons there.