Mario Gomez Biography
Mario Gomez is the German international who currently plays for Bundesliga side Bayern Munich. He is regarded as one of the finest strikers for Germany at the moment, and he is also regarded as the natural successor for Miroslav Klose. Mario Gomez has represented various youth teams during his childhood, but it was with VFB Stuttgart where his career began.
Mario Gomez started training with the Stuttgart youth academy from 2001 onwards and it did not take long for him to make the step up into the first-team. Aged just 19 years, Mario Gomez made his debut in a Champions League match against English Premier League side Chelsea. His Bundesliga debut came a few weeks later. They were the first and only appearances that he made during the 2003-04 season. However, it did not take long for Mario Gomez to become an established player at Stuttgart.
From the 2004-05 pre-season onwards, Mario Gomez had become more or less a regular starter for the German side. It was in the season that he crossed 20 appearances in the season. At the end of the 2004-05 season, Mario Gomez had made 24 appearances for Stuttgart second division side in all competitions and scored an impressive 16 goals. This talent did not go unnoticed as he was linked with a number of other clubs during the transfer window.
Soon, Mario Gomez was promoted to the proper first-team in the 2005-06 season, during which he made 38 appearances in total. Even though they scored only eight goals in the season, he had contributed massively to the team. From then on in, there was no looking back for Mario Gomez, who continuously made more than 30 appearances in the subsequent seasons. However, most important was his ability to score goals, which was demonstrated by his final season at Stuttgart.
In the 2008-09 season, Mario Gomez scored a very impressive 33 goals from a total of 44 appearances in all competitions. This made him subject to transfer rumours to some of the elite clubs in Europe, which also included German side Bayern Munich. After plenty of negotiations, Mario Gomez left Stuttgart for Bayern Munich for a reported transfer fee believed to be in the region of more than € 30 million. It made him one of the most expensive German players of that time.
Mario Gomez did not allow the huge transfer fee to become a huge burden, as they continue to score goals for Bayern Munich just as he did for Stuttgart. In his first season with the German giant, Mario Gomez scored 14 goals in 45 appearances, but that ratio improved dramatically the next season as he scored 39 goals in 45 appearances.
So far, he has won the Bundesliga title with Stuttgart and Bayern Munich, while he has also won the DFB-Pokal with Bayern Munich. Internationally, he made his debut for the German national team in 2007 and has represented them in almost 50 appearances in various competitions including the World Cup.