Benjamin Hübner has been forced to retire from football due to persistent injury problems.
The 33-year-old centre-back has made the decision after a series of injuries and careful consideration.
"It doesn't work anymore," Hübner is quoted as saying by Hoffenheim.
Hoffenheim director of football Alexander Rosen commented:
"'Benni' is a huge personality, which we will miss on the pitch, but we have already had concrete conversations as to how we can involve him here once he finishes playing."
Hübner made a total of 103 appearances for Hoffenheim, racking up nine goals and 11 assists.
He also played for Wehen Wiesbaden, VfR Aalen and Ingolstadt through is career.