Mario Gómez



Mario Gómez García, usually shortened to Mario Gómez, was born in Riedlingen, West Germany on 10 July 1985. A prolific centre forward, he is known for his hold up play, his off-the-ball movement, his aerial ability and his lethal finishing. Gómez is comfortable with either foot and anticipates crosses well, making him a constant threat to opponents.

Having joined VfB Stuttgart's youth team in 2001, Gómez made the breakthrough to the club's first team squad during the 2003-04 season. His Bundesliga debut came in May 2004, although he did not begin to make regular appearances for the team until the 2005–06 season and was not able to score his first goal for the club until September 2005. In 2006–07, Gómez reached double figures for goals and helped the team to win the Bundesliga title. As a...

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