Mario Gotze is a German footballer who plays for BVB Dortmund in the Bundesliga and the German national team. Born in Memmingen, Germany on the 3rd of June 1992 Gotze began his club career at Borussia Dortmund playing through the youth levels before making his senior debut in 2009 in a 0-0 draw against Mainz 05. Gotze has become one of the most impressive midfielders in the Bundesliga line-up since making his name with Dortmund, moving to Bayern Munich, and returning back home to the Yellow Wall.
On the 23rd of April 2013 Gotze signed for Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund with the club from Munich paying out his clause making him the most expensive German footballer of all time. Gotze is known for his unique play-making abilities and at his former club Borussia Dortmund he helped the club to win two Bundesliga titles and one DFB-Pokal title.
Gotze played three seasons with Bayern Munich and expereinced great success with the German giants, however within his final year with the club found himself regularly on the bench unfavoured. With Bayern Munich losing manager Pep Guardiola to the Premier League, Gotze decided to also depart the club and move to his original club Dortmund for a reported €26 million.
The German midfielder has won several individual titles including the 2009 and 2010 Fritz Walter Medal and the 2010-11 Kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season and the lucrative 2011 Golden Boy Award. Gotze made his debut for Germany in November 2010 in a 0-0 draw and he scored his first international goal against Brazil in a 2-0 win in a friendly, however his defining moment came in the 2014 World Cup final by scoring the winning goal against Argentina.