PLDC – Irish striker Anthony Stokes left Iranian football club Tractor Sazi on Thursday.
The 31-year-old forward scored 11 goals for Tractor Sazi in Iran Professional League last season.
Stokes has announced his departure on his Instagram account and thanked Tractor Sazi’s fans.
He joined the Tabriz-based football club along with Scottish striker Lee Erwin and English forward Harry Forrester last year.
Stokes began his senior career with Arsenal, but established himself with a successful loan spell with Falkirk in 2006, scoring 14 goals in 16 SPL games.
He then signed for Sunderland in a £2 million deal, but he struggled to hold down a place in the Sunderland first team.
Stokes has also played for Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Hibernian, Celtic and Blackburn Rovers.