Ex-Charlton athletic defender Patrick bauer looks back on their promotion last season with fond memories, as per talksport. 

The German centre-back scored a dramatic last-gasp winner against Sunderland at Wembley a year ago to secure promotion for the Addicks.

Bauer, who is 27 years old, left the Valley last summer for fellow Championship side Preston North End but his goal for Lee Bowyer’s side has gone down in the London club’s history.

Yesterday was a year to the day the defender scored the goal against the Black Cats.

Bauer has looked back on the day, as per talkSPORT: “I remember it was a crazy game. It was an unbelievable day. Not just that day, the weeks before with the two semi-finals [against Doncaster], how dramatic everything was, and personally with the birth of my daughter before the second leg of the semi-final.

“I can honestly say those two weeks were the best weeks of my life with the birth of my daughter and the winning goal at Wembley. I’ll always remember that semi-final on May 17 and the final – they will always be good memories.”

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“I receive a lot of messages, probably every week. It’s really nice. For some of the supporters, they said it was the best footballing day of their lives.”

He added: “Also for me, it was [the best] so far. I will never, ever forget about it. It’s a nice thing to be reminded of!”

Bauer joined Charlton in June 2015 and went onto make 135 appearances for the Addicks, chipping in with nine goals from defence.

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Prior to his move to England, he had spells at Stuttgart in his native Germany and Maritimo in Portugal.

He has two years left on the three-year contract he signed at Preston last summer and has his sights set on getting into the Play-Offs with the Lilywhites now.

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