Berlin - Former Germany striker Kevin Kuranyi returned to the Bundesliga after a five year absence by signing a one-year contract with Hoffenheim, the club said on Friday.
The 33-year-old Kuranyi, who has been at Dynamo Moscow since 2010, played for VfB Stuttgart and Schalke 04 before moving to Russia.
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"After five years in Russia I am highly motivated to prove myself once more in the Bundesliga," he said in a club statement.
Kuranyi won 52 caps but has not played for Germany since he was dropped from the squad for a World Cup qualifier against Russia in 2008 and stormed out of the stadium at halftime.