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Stars Of The Future – Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund)

TFM’s Stars Of The Future will now take a look Borussia Dortmund youngster Mario Götze. The talented youngster has been considered to be the future of Germany and has drawn comparison to the likes of Paul Scholes and Mesut Ozil.

Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund)

Mario Götze was born on the 3rd of June 1992 and is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.

German Football Association’s technical director Matthias Sammer called him “one of the best talents that we’ve ever had”.

Youth Career

Götze began his youth career with SC Ronsberg at the tender age of 5. He started playing and developing his skills at a very young age and stayed at SC Ronsberg until 1998;

Götze then moved on to FC Eintracht Hombruch the following year and stayed there for the next 4 years until 2001.

In 2001, Götze was snapped up by Borussia Dortmund and the talented youngster continued to develop his playing skills until 2009 with the youth academy.

Senior Squad Of Borussia Dortmund

After impressing at the youth level, Mario Götze was promoted to the first team in 2009 at the age of 17.

The talented attacking midfielder made his Bundesliga debut on 21 November 2009 in a 0–0 draw against 1. FSV Mainz 05, coming on as a substitute for Jakub B?aszczykowski in the 88th minute.

During the 2010–11 Bundesliga season, Borussia Dortmund trainer Jürgen Klopp promoted Mario Götze to the first team, since Shinji Kagawa had suffered an injury and was unable to play for the rest of the season.

Götze took his chance and was an important player in Dortmund’s championship winning team. He scored six goals and made 15 assists, making him the best 18-year old player in the Bundesliga since the accurate goal and assist data have been recorded.

International Career

Mario Götze was called up for his first senior match for Germany against Sweden, on 17 November 2010. He made his debut that day, coming on in the 78th minute in a goalless draw, substituting for his Dortmund teammate Kevin Großkreutz.

Götze became the youngest German international since Uwe Seeler. He made his second appearance for the national team in a friendly match against Italy on 9 February 2011.

Götze’s first goal for Germany was against Brazil on 10 August 2011; at 19 years and 68 days he became the joint-youngest goalscorer for the German national team in the post-war era along with Klaus Stürmer who scored on debut against France on 16 October 1954.

Playing Style

Götze is considered to be an up-and-coming, potential world class player due to his speed, technical skill and creativity.

His primary playing position is as an attacking midfielder and would normally assume the role of a play-maker distributing accurate passes and setting up his team-mates for a goal.

Götze is also not afraid to take on defenders in a one-on-one situation and possesses the speed and dribbling skills to leave defenders on his trail.

Götze is also known for his excellent ball control and ability to deliver pin-point crosses from the flanks.

Video of Mario Götze

Full Name : Mario Götze
Date of birth : 3 June 1992 (age 19)
Place of birth : Memmingen, Germany
Height : 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1?2 in)
Playing position : Attacking midfielder
Current club : Borussia Dortmund
Number : 11

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