This biography of Mario Gomez provides detailed information about his childhood, life, Age, Height, Wife, Parents, soccer, achievements, clubs, timeline, Facts and Net Worth
|Full name||Mario Gómez García|
|Dob||10 July 1985|
|Place of birth||Riedlingen, West Germany|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1998–2000||FV Bad Saulgau|
|2000–2001||SSV Ulm 1846|
|2003–2005||VfB Stuttgart II||43||(21)|
|2015–2016||→ Beşiktaş (loan)||33||(26)|
Who is Mario Gomez?
Mario Gomez is a German-born professional football player. However, the striker has experienced several ups and downs in the club and national team in his career.
Mario Gomez- childhood and youth
Mario Gomez was born on July 10, 1985 in a Hispanic family in Germany. Thanks to my father, Mario has a Spanish surname and loves football. Jose is a big fan of Real Madrid and has been watching the game all night. My son likes to play real games in the yard of the house instead of boring televisions. The boy often plays with his brother or just practices kicking the garage door with his feet.
He often broke flower pots or glasses, but his parents did not scold his son. However, they never forced boys to become professional players.
Mario Gomez recalled in an interview that he played for the first time when he was four. When he saw the ball, he had a strong desire to hit it into the net. The child didn’t fully understand why other children and parents shouted that he ran the wrong way. As a result, the young footballer scored his own goal.
The father then explained the basic rules of the professional game on the next television broadcast. His idol is Jay-Jay Okocha, who hit the boy with a skilled dribble. Although relatives support Real Madrid, Mario is a loyal supporter of Barcelona. His favorite players are Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Romario, because the players’ names are very similar to his own.
For most future great athletes, little Mario has no activity other than sports. After school, he threw a backpack and ran outside with the ball.
However, according to the striker, he has not considered a career with a local team. But Stuttgart’s agent noticed the talented athlete. When the boy was 13 years old, a representative of the college came to his father and proposed to register his son in a sports school. But Mario didn’t want to leave home and school, thinking it was not the right time.
A few years later, when Gomez’s team lost to Stuttgart 7-0, the footballer changed his mind and realized that training in a prestigious club would bring him more experience and skills.
In VfB Stuttgart II, the striker showed excellent ball possession, the ability to score with both feet and outstanding work in the penalty area. Soon the scorer moved to the first team. At 18, the footballer got a chance to be on the field in the Champions League match against Chelsea.
Mario recalled that Stuttgart coach Giovanni Trapattoni had a great influence on him, although Giovanni had not stayed at the club for a long time. The coach silently watched the boy’s training for a month without showing any approval or criticism. Later, he invited Mario to a conversation. Giovanni told him that if Mario can get rid of some shortcomings, he will be the forward of the national team.
According to Mario, the coach’s opinion made him feel like a professional footballer. He began to receive intensive training from Trapattoni. Stuttgart became the Bundesliga champion, and the striker also received an invitation from the national team and won the title of the best football player of 2007 in “Kicker” magazine.
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By the way, Gomez has dual citizenship, and the athlete received proposals from the leadership of the Spanish national team. The attacker did not doubt as he wanted to play only for Germany.
In 2009, Gómez transferred to Bayern Munich for a Bundesliga record transfer fee. The amount of the transfer fee varies from 30–35 million euro, depending on different sources. Mario admits that there is constant pressure in clubs such as Bayern, where they always expect brilliant performance. However, the striker showed somewhat ambiguous results.
Perfect natural ability (his height is 189 cm and weight is 88 kg), his ability to kick with both feet in the penalty area is combined with unexpected (though rare) misalignment (shooting against the Finnish national team) Score, the striker misses the kickoff goal).
In Bayern’s first season, he failed to show any clear results. This is his victory in the next season, when the player was named the best scorer in the Bundesliga. In 2012, although Gomez was the top scorer in the Champions League, the club lost to Chelsea in the Champions League final.
Later, according to the striker, he wanted something new and the athlete moved to Italy to play for Florence. Soon he had a knee injury and was ruled out for five months. When he comes on, the forward can restore his reputation. However, soon the striker was unlucky again. He was injured again.
— Mario Gomez (@Mario_Gomez) August 18, 2016
In 2015, the striker agreed to borrow money from Turkish club Beşiktaş, making a breakthrough in his career. Still, the striker returned to his hometown of Wolfsburg in 2016. According to the striker, this happened because of Turkey’s complex political situation.
Mario Gomez-personal life
In the 2016 European Cup quarterfinals, Mario Gomez promised to be encouraged by the team’s success. The man kept his promise and held the wedding of the striker and girlfriend Carina Wanzung in July of the same year. The young woman is six years older than her husband, and they met five years before the wedding.
The ceremony in Munich was quiet as there were only close relatives and friends. The groom’s best man was his childhood friend. In general, the player prefers not to tell about the details of his personal life.
Mario Gomez now
In the 2017/2018 season, the striker returned to his hometown of Stuttgart. Earlier, the scorer had rejected Tianjin Quanjian Football Club. According to Mario, Chinese clubs are well paid but he does not plan to participate in the Chinese Super League.
In 2018, the striker came to the FIFA World Cup in Russia and experienced a huge defeat with his colleagues. Germany withdrew in the group stage and failed to win a match.
The striker apologized to fans on his Instagram page and wrote about the player’s depressed mood. Shortly before this, Mario Gomez said it was likely to be the last game of the national team’s career.
- 2006/07 – Bundesliga
- 2009/10, 2012/13 – Bundesliga
- 2009/10, 2012/13 – DFB-Pokal
- 2012/13 – UEFA Champions League
- 2015/16 – Süper Lig
- 2007 – German Footballer of the Year
- 2012 – UEFA Euro Co-Top Goalscorer
- 2011 – Bundesliga Top Goalscorer
- 2016 – Süper Lig Top Goalscorer
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