Mario Gómez Biography

Mario Gómez, a talented German footballer, currently plays for the team ‘VfB Stuttgart’ in the ‘2.0 Bundesliga.’ With a passion for the sport since childhood, Mario’s exceptional skills led him to join ‘Stuttgart’ at a young age. Throughout his career, he has played for renowned clubs such as ‘Bayern Munich’ and represented the German national team in multiple FIFA World Cups. In 2017, Mario made a triumphant return to ‘Stuttgart,’ where he continues to showcase his prowess on the field.

Quick Facts

  • Name: Mario Gómez García
  • Age: 38 years
  • Girlfriend: Silvia Meichel (ex)
  • Spouse/Ex: Carina Wanzung (m. 2016)
  • Father: José Gómez García
  • Mother: Christel Roth
  • Born Country: Germany
  • Occupation: Football Player
  • Height: 6’2″ (188 cm)
  • Ancestry: Spanish German

Childhood & Early Life

Mario Gómez was born Mario Gómez Garcia on July 10, 1985, in Riedlingen, West Germany. His father, José Gómez Garcia, is from Granada, Spain, and his mother, Christel Roth, is German. Mario developed a passion for football at a young age, influenced by his father who never missed a game on TV. He started playing football as a child and was coached by his father. Mario idolized players like Romario and Rivaldo and practiced football in his lawn.

Early Football Career

At the age of 13, Mario was offered a chance to join the prestigious German club, Stuttgart, but he declined the offer due to low self-confidence and a focus on his education. He completed his high school graduation and continued playing football with his local team. Years later, after his hometown team lost to Stuttgart, the manager approached Mario and offered him a place on the team. This time, Mario accepted the offer.


Mario made his debut for Stuttgart in the 2003-2004 season. He initially had an average performance but gained attention in the following season when he scored 15 goals in 24 appearances. He became part of Stuttgart’s first team in the 2005-2006 season and played in the Bundesliga and UEFA Cup. The 2007-2008 season was his best, with him scoring 19 goals in 25 appearances and becoming the second-highest goal scorer in the Bundesliga.

In 2009, Mario signed a contract with Bayern Munich and had a mixed performance in his first season. However, he improved in the following season and ended up as the top scorer from his team. He continued to excel in subsequent seasons and scored impressive goals in the Champions League. After leaving Bayern, he joined Fiorentina but suffered from injuries and had an average performance. He later joined Wolfsburg and eventually returned to Stuttgart in 2017, where he became the top scorer of his team in the 2018-2019 season.

Mario has also represented the German national team in FIFA World Cups and European Championships. He has had an average performance in these tournaments.

Family & Personal Life

Mario Gómez holds dual citizenship of Spain and Germany but chose to play for the German national team. He dated Silvia Meichel for 9 years before their breakup in 2012. He then started dating German model Carina Wanzung, and the couple got married in 2016. Mario is known for his ability to score with both feet.

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