Mario Gómez

Gómez with [[VfB Stuttgart]] in 2018 Mario Gómez García (; born 10 July 1985) is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for VfB Stuttgart. He represented the Germany national team over a period of 11 years between 2007 and 2018.

He began his professional career with VfB Stuttgart, and when they became champions in 2006–07, Gómez contributed 14 goals and 7 assists at age 21 and was selected as German Footballer of the Year. In 2009, he signed for Bayern Munich for an estimated €30–35 million, then a league record. With Bayern Munich, Gómez was the Bundesliga top scorer in 2011, and helped the team to seven honours, including the UEFA Champions League in 2013. He then left for Serie A team Fiorentina for a €20 million fee in 2013, and was affected by injury during his time in Italy. Gómez was loaned to Turkey's Beşiktaş in 2015 and was top scorer as they won the Süper Lig, then subsequently returned to Germany by joining VfL Wolfsburg. After helping them avoid relegation in his first season, he agreed to return to VfB Stuttgart in January 2018.

Gómez made his senior international debut for Germany in February 2007, and was included in their squads for three UEFA European Championships and two FIFA World Cups, finishing as top scorer at UEFA Euro 2012. He retired from international football in 2018. Provided by Wikipedia
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