Billy Kee, formerly of League One side Accrington Stanley, has returned to football with Southern League side Coalville Town.
The striker has been out of the game for six months and announced his retirement last month at just 29-years-old as he battled mental health issues.
But he has made a swift return to the game with Coalville, who play in England's seventh tier, as he looks to get back playing.
Chairman Glyn Rennocks said: "When someone of Billy’s calibre becomes available on our doorstep you have to do everything you can to get him on board.
"Since we met last week its been a pleasure to deal with him and we are delighted he’s chosen us over a host of big names in non-league."
That sentiment was echoed by Coalville boss Adam Stevens who was "delighted to get Billy back on the football pitch again."
The Leicestershire-based side are currently fifth in the table and has promotion in their sights.
Kee missed Accrington's pre-season preparations in the summer and it was later revealed he was battling depression and anxiety.
The League One outfit moved to retire Kee's No 29 shirt as a tribute to the player who scored 84 goals in two separate spells at the Crown Ground.
Being from the Midlands the striker started his career at Leicester and also had spells at Torquay and Burton Albion, but upon his retirement expressed his gratitude for Accrington.
He said last month: “Everyone knows my ongoing issues with depression and anxiety and in the summer I made it known about my bulimia which has affected me since I was at Leicester.
“The most important thing is my health and my family, my wife Leigh and two sons and, now I have made the decision, I feel in a better place.
“Accrington will always have a place in my heart and I can never thank owner Andy Holt, manager John Coleman and assistant manager Jimmy Bell enough for everything they have done for me."