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Mario Gotze

BornJune 3, 1992

Mario Götze is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga and the German national team. Though he is primarily deployed as an attacking midfielder, he is capable of operating as a right or left winger. Götze is a product of Dortmund's youth academy, having started off his football career at the age of eight. He made his Bundesliga debut on 21 November 2009 in a 0–0 draw against Mainz 05. He was promoted to the first team during the 2009–10 Bundesliga season and soon became an important player in Dortmund's Bundesliga winning squad of the 2010–11 season. On 27 March 2012, Götze signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund, keeping him at Borussia Dortmund until 2016. Götze won the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund in 2012 as Borussia Dortmund set a Bundesliga record scoring the most points in a season in the Bundesliga with 81 points. Mario Götze was called up for his first senior match for Germany against Sweden, on 17 November 2010. Götze's first goal for Germany was against Brazil on 10 August 2011, when he was just 19 years of age. Götze is considered to be an up-and-coming, potential world class player, possessing high speed, excellent technical and dribbling skill, play-making capabilities and spellbinding creativity.  
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