Mario Gotze is a well-known German professional footballer who plays for the Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt and the German national team. He comes to light for lifting the German national team to a World Cup title in 2014 with his goal in the 113th minute of the championship game against Argentina. His shirt number is 27. He also helped Borussia Dortmund win Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 and won three more league titles with Bayern Munich in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He started his youth career with Borussia Dortmund in 2001, at age nine, and won the Golden Boy Award in 2011, given to the top European player under 21. Besides, he was first seen in a sports documentary called “The Team” in 2014. Moreover, he recently signed a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt on 21st June 2022. Mario was also named to Germany’s 2022 FIFA World Cup squad by coach Hansi Flick on 10th November 2022.
What is Mario Gotze famous for?
- He is a German professional footballer.
- He plays for the Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt and the German national team.
Where is Mario Gotze from?
Mario Gotze was born on 3rd June 1992 in Memmingen, Germany. He is of German nationality and he belongs to German-white ethnic background. Likewise, he follows the Christian religion and his race is white. Mario’s present age is 30 which he celebrated recently in 2022 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Gemini. His father, Jurgen Gotze is a Professor at the Dortmund University of Technology and his mother’s name is Astrid Gotze. He has two siblings named an older brother, Fabian Gotze, and a younger brother, Felix Gotze. Both of them are soccer players.
Mario Gotze Football Career
- Mario Gotze kicks off his career by entering the club as an eight-year-old where he made his Bundesliga debut on 21st November 2009 in a scoreless draw against Mainz 05, coming on as a substitute for Jakub Blaszczykowski in the 88th minute.
- He then took his chance and was an important player in Dortmund’s Bundesliga-winning squad of the 2010-2011 season.
- German Football Association’s then technical director Matthias Sammer described him as “one of the best talents Germany has ever had in 2010.
- Mario signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund on 27th March 2012, keeping him at Dortmund until 2016, however, his contract contained a release clause from the club.
- He later made the squad for the first time since his hip injury in April 2012 but was an unused substitute against rivals Schalke 04.
- He played his first game since his hip injury when he came on as a substitute against Borussia Monchengladbach and won the DFB-Pokal with Dortmund (5-2) against rivals Bayern Munich in 2012.
- He started his 2012-2013 season by losing the 2012 German Super Cup and netted a hat-trick, powering Dortmund to a 5-1 defeat of Hannover 96 in the third round of the DFB-Pokal on 19th December of the following year.
- He formed a formidable partnership with German teammate Marco Reus in his final season at Dortmund and managed to score 16 goals in all competitions.
- Mario was moving on 1st July 2013 to rivals Bayern Munich as Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp claimed that the reason behind his transfer to Bayern was the playmaker’s wish to play under manager Pep Guardiola, formerly of Barcelona.
- He made his Bayern Munich debut on 11th August 2013, coming on as a substitute for Mitchell Weiser in the 60th minute. He netted two goals to help Bayern get a 4-1 win against Hungarian champions Gyori ETO in a friendly match.
- Then on 24th August, he made his league debut for the club in a Bundesliga home match against 1. FC Nurnberg which Bayern won 2-0.
- Similarly, he scored his first competitive goal for Bayern in a 5-0 Champions League group stage win over Viktoria Plzen at the Allianz Arena on 23rd October.
- As well, he came off the bench and scored the first goal of a 3-0 away victory over former club Borussia Dortmund on 23rd November and scored a long-range goal in the 47th minute against the AFC champion Guangzhou Evergrande on 17th December.
- He began as a “false 9” and scored his first goal in the second half of the season against Borussia Monchengladbach, an 2-0 Bayern victory on 24th January 2014.
- He played the full 120-minute match against former club Borussia Dortmund in the 2014 DFB-Pokal Final on 17th May which Bayern won 2-0 in extra time to win their second major title in the season.
- He later started the 2014-2015 season on 13th August 2014, coming on as a substitute in a 2-0 loss against Borussia Dortmund in the 2014 DFL Supercup.
- He opened his scoring account in their first 2014-2015 DFB-Pokal win against SC Preussen Munster on 17th August after which FIFA announced on 28th October that he is included in the 23-man shortlist for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or.
- He scored his third brace of the season and assisted one in their dominating 8-0 win against Hamburger SV on 14h February 2015 and finished the season with 15 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.
- Mario began his 2015-2016 season by coming on as a substitute in the 84th minute on 1st August 2015 and assisted the last goal in Bayern’s 5-1 win against Wolfsburg on 22nd September 2015. He scored six goals in 21 appearances during the 2015-2016 season.
Return to Borussia Dortmund
- Mario confirmed his return to Dortmund, on a four-year contract on 21st July 2016 and played his official comeback in a 1-0 loss against RB Leipzig on 11th September 2016.
- He also scored the opener of the historic 6-0 away win against Legia Warszawa in the Champions League group stage.
- Subsequently, he scored his first Bundesliga goal since his return to Dortmund in a 2-2 draw against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and finished the season with two goals in 16 appearances.
- He made his first start in seven months in a 3-0 away win against VfL Wolfsburg to start their 2017-2018 Bundesliga season; he assisted a goal and played industriously.
- Mario scored his 50th career Bundesliga goal on 9th February 2019 when he netted in a 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim and in doing so extended his record of never having lost a match in which he scored to 43 matches.
- He made his 200th competitive appearance for Dortmund on the opening day of the 2019-2020 Bundesliga campaign, coming on as a second-half substitute for Reus in a 5-1 win over Augsburg.
- However, Borussia Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc stated on 23rd May 2020 that Mario would leave the club at the end of the season.
- His last appearance for the team was in a 1-0 defeat against Bayern Munich, three days later after his decision to leave.
- As well, Mario bid farewell to the club at the Westfalenstadion prior to Dortmund’s final match against 1899 Hoffenheim.
- Mario joined PSV on a free transfer on 6th October 2020, signing a two-year deal, and scored on his PSV debut, a 3-0 away win at PEC Zwolle on 18th October.
- He also scored twice against Galatasaray in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie on 21st July 2021.
- He scored in a 4-0 Johan Cruyff Shield win over rivals Ajax on 7th August of the following year, in turn helping to end Ajax’s 17-game unbeaten streak.
- Subsequently, he signed a new contract with PSV on 6th September 2021, keeping him at the club until 2024.
- Mario Gotze signed a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt on 21st June 2022.
- Mario was called up for his first senior match for Germany against Sweden, on 17th November 2010.
- Then he made his debut that day, coming on in the 78th minute in a goalless draw, substituting for his Dortmund teammate Kevin Groskreutz and becoming the youngest German international since Uwe Seeler.
- His first goal for Germany was against Brazil on 10th August 2011; at 19 years and 68 days. He became the joint-youngest goalscorer for the German national team in the post-war era along with Klaus Sturmer, who scored on his debut against France on 16th October 1954.
- On 28th May 2012, he was included in the 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2012 and made his tournament debut in a 4-2 victory after coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute against Greece.
- Mario contributed four goals in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying and was named in Germany’s squad for the tournament finals.
- Also, he was named in the starting line-up against Portugal in the team’s opening match, winning the penalty kick for Germany’s opening goal on his World Cup debut.
- In the World Cup final against Argentina, he scored the only goal of the match in the 113th minute, controlling Andre Schurrle’s cross on his chest before volleying the ball into the net, giving Germany their fourth World Cup.
- As well, Mario became the first substitute to score a World Cup-winning goal, and the youngest player to score in a World Cup Final since fellow German Wolfgang Weber in 1966, who was also 22. He was also named the Man of the Match.
- Additionally, he featured at UEFA Euro 2016, appearing in four matches of Germany’s semifinalist campaign. He played in a friendly against France in November 2017 in the lead-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a one-year absence from the national team, but ultimately did not make the squad for the final tournament.
- He was named to Germany’s 2022 FIFA World Cup squad by coach Hansi Flick on 10th November 2022 and the selection was met with surprise, as it marked his return to the national side after five years.
Awards and Achievements
- Bundesliga: 2010-2011, 2011-2012
- DFB-Pokal: 2011-2012, 2016-2017
- DFL-Supercup: 2019
- UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2012-2013
- Bundesliga: 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016
- DFB-Pokal: 2013-2014, 2015-2016
- UEFA Super Cup: 2013
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2013
- KNVB Cup: 2021-2022
- Johan Cruyff Shield: 2021
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2009
- Ballon d’Or: 2014 (15th place)
- UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship Golden Player: 2009
- UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship Team of the tournament: 2009
- Fritz Walter Medal: U17 Gold Medal 2009
- Fritz Walter Medal: U18 Gold Medal 2010
- Bundesliga Young Player of the Year: 2010-2011
- kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2010-2011, 2012-2013
- VDV Newcomer of the Season: 2010-2011
- Golden Boy: 2011
- The goal of the Month (Germany): July 2014
- The goal of the Year (Germany): 2014
- Silbernes Lorbeerblatt: 2014
- Eintracht Frankfurt on 1st July 2022 at 4m euros
- PSV Eindhoven on 6th October 2020 for free
- Borussia Dortmund on 21st July 2016 at 22m euros
- Bayern Munchen on 1st July 2013 at 37m euros
- Borussia Dortmund on 1st Jul 2010 From Borussia Dortmund U19
Who is Mario Gotze married to?
Mario Gotze is a married man. He exchanged vows with his beautiful wife, Ann-Kathrin Brommel in May 2018. Brommel is a German lingerie model with whom Mario was in love since July 2012. The couple was engaged in 2017 after their successful dating life. The pair is also blessed with a son named Rome Gotze who was born in 2020. Apparently, Mario has a very good relationship with his family and is going very strong to date. Concerning Mario’s sexual orientation, he is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Mario Gotze?
Mario Gotze has a net worth of $50 million as of 2022. He also earns a handsome amount of salary which is around 3 million EUR per year. In his short professional time also, he has established an identity already. Like many young adults of today, Mario’s also superbly ambitious and continues to work even harder to reach his set objectives. His current market value is €13.00m whereas his highest market value was €55.00m as of 12th February 2014. In addition, his major source of income is his football career.
Furthermore, Mario signed a sponsorship kit deal with sportswear and equipment supplier Nike in 2011. He also appeared in an advert for the Nike Green Speed II alongside Eden Hazard, Theo Walcott, Raheem Sterling, Christian Eriksen, and Stephan El Shaarawy in November 2012. Konami announced on 14th August 2014 that they had featured Mario on the front cover of Pro Evolution Soccer 2015.
How tall is Mario Gotze?
Mario Gotze has unarguably accomplished a decent height career-wise. He is 5 ft 9¼ in or 176 cm tall and his body weighs around 70 kg or 154 pounds. He has good-looking light brown hair and dark brown eyes color. Moreover, his body build type is athletic.