Mario Gomez Garca is a former German professional football striker. Between 2007 and 2018, he was a member of the German national team for 11 years. Gómez’s professional career began at VfB Stuttgart. Gómez provided 14 goals and 7 assists as the squad won the Bundesliga in 2006-07, earning him the title of German Footballer of the Year.
He joined Bayern Munich in 2009 for an estimated €30-35 million, a league record at the time. Gómez was Bayern Munich’s leading scorer in 2011 and helped the club win seven titles, including the UEFA Champions League in 2013.
Mario Gomez Bio/Wiki
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- Bundesliga: 2006–07
- Bundesliga: 2009–10, 2012–13
- DFB-Pokal: 2009–10, 2012–13
- DFL-Supercup: 2010, 2012
- UEFA Champions League: 2012–13
- Süper Lig: 2015–16
- UEFA European Championship runner-up: 2008
- FIFA World Cup third place: 2010
- Silbernes Lorbeerblatt: 2010
- German Footballer of the Year: 2007
- UEFA European Championship Top Scorer: 201
- Bundesliga Top Scorer: 2011
- DFB-Pokal Top Scorer: 2008, 2013
- Coppa Italia Top Scorer: 2015
- Süper Lig Top Scorer: 2016
- kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12
Mario Gomez Personal Life
- Gómez was born in the Baden-Württemberg town of Riedlingen.
- He grew up in adjacent Unlingen, a Baden-Württemberg Upper Swabian village around 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Stuttgart and 175 kilometers (110 miles) west of Munich.
- Gómez is of German and Spanish ancestry. José “Pepe” Gómez Garca, his father, is a Spaniard from Albuán, Granada, and Christel Roth, his mother, is German.
- He holds dual citizenship and chose to represent Germany.
- On October 2, 2012, Gómez dissolved his nine-year relationship with Silvia Meichel.
- In December 2012, Gómez began dating German model Carina Wanzung. On July 22, 2016, they married.
Mario Gomez Net Worth
The range of Mario Gomez’s net worth or income is thought to be between €24,000,000. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.
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Mario Gomez FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Mario Gomez has an overall rating of 74 and his potential is also 74.
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- Gómez played in the Regionalliga Süd for VfB Stuttgart II in 2003-04 and 2004-05.
- He has six goals in 19 games during the 2003-04 season and 15 goals in 24 games during the 2004-05 season.
- Gómez made his Bundesliga debut on 8 May, coming in for Imre Szabics in a 2-1 loss to Hamburger SV after playing 10 minutes for Stuttgart in the Champions League first knock-out round against Chelsea.
- During the 2003-04 season, he only made two appearances for the first team.
- He would go on to play in eight league matches, one DFB-Pokal match, and one UEFA Cup match.
- Gómez signed a four-year contract with Bayern Munich on May 26, 2009, for a Bundesliga record price.
- The claimed transfer fee ranges between €30 and €35 million, depending on the source.
- Gómez’s scoring totals in his first season with Bayern were lower than in previous seasons, with 10 league goals and one Champions League goal.
- He also supplied fewer assists than in the past. Gómez, on the other hand, was more prolific in the DFB-Pokal, scoring three goals in four games.
- Gómez established himself as a starter during the 2010-11 season (to some part at the expense of Miroslav Klose and owing to an injury incurred) after an uneven first season at Bayern with 10 goals in 29 league appearances.
- Gómez scored his first league goal of the 2011-12 season against Hamburger SV on August 20, 2011.
- Gómez scored a hat-trick against 1. FC Kaiserslautern seven days later.
- Gómez scored four goals as Bayern Munich defeated SC Freiburg 7-0 on September 10, giving the Bavarians four straight wins and a return to the top of the Bundesliga standings.
- On September 27, Gómez’s two first-half goals helped Bayern upset Manchester City 2-0 in the Champions League group stage.
- Gómez got his second double of the Bundesliga season against Hertha BSC in a 4-0 win, followed by another brace against 1. FC Nürnberg on October 29.
- Gómez returned to the squad late after undergoing ankle surgery following UEFA Euro 2012.
- Due to his injury and the arrival of Croatian striker Mario Manduki from VfL Wolfsburg, Gómez was demoted to the bench while Manduki went on to become the Bundesliga’s top scorer.
- Gómez made his comeback on November 20, 2012, in the club’s 1-1 draw with Valencia in the Champions League group stage, coming on as a 79th-minute substitute for winger Franck Ribéry.
- On November 24, the striker scored his first goal in his Bundesliga debut, closing off a 5-0 victory against Hannover 96.
- Gómez signed a four-year contract with Serie A club Fiorentina on July 8, 2013, for an undisclosed amount.
- On July 15, he was formally presented as a Fiorentina player in front of a throng of 20,000 people.
- On September 1, Gómez scored his first two goals for la Viola in a 5-2 rout against Genoa.
- Gómez suffered an injury in the following encounter, a 1-1 tie with Cagliari, which kept him out of the squad until Fiorentina’s match against Internazionale on 15 February 2014.
- Gómez scored his first European goal for Fiorentina in a 1-1 draw with Juventus in the first leg of a UEFA Europa League round of 16 matchups on March 13.
- Gómez returned to the Bundesliga on August 17, 2016, when he signed with VfL Wolfsburg.
- On 22 October, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 loss against Darmstadt 98.
- His goal was Wolfsburg’s 1,000th in the Bundesliga.
- On April 2, 2017, Gómez scored his first hat-trick for the club, scoring three goals in seven minutes as Wolfsburg rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie Bayer Leverkusen 3-3.
- His third goal of the night marked his 150th in the Bundesliga.
- He finished the 2016-17 season with 16 league goals as Wolfsburg barely averted relegation via the relegation play-offs.
- Gómez ended the 2016-17 season with 18 goals in 37 total appearances.
Return to VfB Stuttgart
- Gómez was confirmed as returning to VfB Stuttgart on January 1, 2018, for an unknown sum on December 22, 2017.
- He agreed to a contract extension till June 2020.
- He scored eight goals in 16 games during the 2017-18 season.
- With seven goals in 2018-19, Gómez was Stuttgart’s leading scorer.
- Gómez scored an extra goal in the first leg of Stuttgart’s relegation play-off defeat to 1.
- FC Union Berlin, becoming the first player to score for two teams in Bundesliga relegation play-offs.
- Stuttgart confirmed the end of Gómez’s professional career on June 28, 2020, after scoring in his final match for the club and assisting them in regaining promotion to the Bundesliga.
UEFA Euro 2008
- Germany head coach Joachim Löw brought Gómez up to the German team for Euro 2008 after he impressed in a pre-tournament friendly.
- Löw split up Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose’s striking partnership, with Podolski going to the left wing at the cost of talismanic midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and Gómez partnering Klose up front.
- Unfortunately, Gómez was unable to replicate his club form and missed numerous chances, notably one in the final group encounter against Austria, for which he was chastised by the German media and many national team fans.
- Germany finally won thanks to a Michael Ballack free-kick to go to the knockout rounds, but Löw benched Gómez and reverted to the Podolski-Klose.
2010 FIFA World Cup
- Gómez scored four goals in Germany’s 7-2 win against the United Arab Emirates in a friendly match on June 2, 2009, snapping his 15-game goal drought for the national team.
- Gómez was included in Joachim Löw’s 23-man team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa as one of six attackers.
- He appeared as a substitute in four of Germany’s seven World Cup matches, all against Australia, replacing Mesut zil in the 73rd minute; Serbia, replacing left-back Holger Badstuber in the 77th minute; England, replacing Miroslav Klose in the 72nd minute; and Spain, replacing defensive midfielder Sami Khedira in the 80th minute.
UEFA Euro 2012
- Despite being the second choice for center-forward behind Miroslav Klose during Germany’s Euro 2012 qualification campaign, Gómez played consistently and contributed goals against every opponent: Kazakhstan, Austria, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Belgium.
- This featured two goals against Austria in Germany’s 2-1 away triumph at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, scoring the same goal where he had failed to score four years previously during Euro 2008. After scoring the first goal, he kissed the goalpost in relief.
- Prior to Euro 2012, Gómez led Germany for the first time in a 3-3 tie against Ukraine in the opening match at Kiev’s newly refurbished Olympic Stadium.
2014 FIFA World Cup
- Gómez was left out of Joachim Löw’s World Cup team after missing the entirety of the 2013-14 season with a knee injury.
UEFA Euro 2016
- Gómez has been left out of the national team’s UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group D matches against Ireland and Georgia.
- Gómez was recalled to the national team for the first time since the international friendly against Argentina on September 4, 2014, due to his performance in the first half of the 2015-16 Süper Lig.
- In November 2015, he was named to Germany’s team for friendlies against France and the Netherlands.
- On March 26, 2016, Gómez scored his first international goal in four years in a 3-2 loss to England in Berlin.
- Gómez was picked to start Germany’s last Euro 2016 group encounter against Northern Ireland on June 21, 2016, and scored the game-winning goal in the 30th minute.
2018 FIFA World Cup
- Gómez was included in Joachim Löw’s 23-man roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on June 4, 2018.
- He appeared in Germany’s first match against Mexico, replacing Marvin Plattenhardt in the 79th minute, but the game ended in a 1-0 loss for Germany.
- Gómez assisted Marco Reus’ equalizing goal with his first touch during Germany’s second group stage encounter against Sweden on June 24; the game concluded in a 2-1 win.
- He declared his retirement from international football on August 5.
Style Of Play
Gómez was regarded as one of the top attackers in the world during his time. Gómez was noted throughout his career for his ability to shoot with both feet and was regarded as an aerial menace. His ability to anticipate crosses and passes and position himself to shoot were also regarded as among his strongest qualities. Arsène Wenger, the manager of Arsenal, hailed him as “a terrific finisher who is often in the ideal location to finish off plays.”
Gómez’s body balance and ability to keep the ball up frequently caused problems for opponents. His ability to emerge “in the right place at the right time” proved to be one of Bayern’s most dangerous offensive weapons throughout his tenure there, alongside Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben.
He is currently 38 years old (as of 2023).
He is 189 cm tall.
He plays as a forward.
His net worth is €24,000,000 (as of 2023).