Mario Mandžukić is a Croatian international footballer who plays as a striker forFC Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga. Mandžukić started his football career at the German club TSF Ditzingen, based near Stuttgart, in 1992. The next season he returned to Marsonia and in the summer of 2005 he made a move to NK Zagreb. In the summer of 2007 he was bought by the Croatian powerhouseDinamo Zagreb for €1.3 million. He finished his first season at Dinamo with 12 goals and 11 assists throughout 29 matches. In the 2008–09 Prva HNL Mandžukić was league's top goalscorer, bagging 16 goals in 28 appearances. On 20 September, Mandžukić captained Dinamo to a 6–0 victory against Rijeka in Prva HNL. On 14 July 2010, Mandžukić signed for VfL Wolfsburg for a fee believed to be around 7 million euros. . He was one of Wolfsburg's best players during his stay and quickly became a fan favourite thanks to his goalscoring ability and his attitude. On 26 June 2012, Mandžukić signed a contract with Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, subsequent to his strong performance at the 2012 Euro Championships. On 24 July 2012, Mandžukić made his debut for Bayern Munich in a 6–0 win against Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan F.C. scoring his first goal in this friendly match. After putting together a string of solid performances in the 2007–08 Prva HNL, as well as in Dinamo's UEFA Champions League andUEFA Cup matches, he earned a call–up to the Croatian national team, for which he debuted in a game against Macedonia on 17 November 2007.