Mario Gómez García (born 10 July 1985)Mario Gómez is a German professional footballer who plays as a forward. Gomez joined Vfb Stuttgart's youth setup in 2001, he moved to their 2nds team in 2003 and made his first team appearance in 2004. He made his permanent move the the first team for the 2005-06 season, making 30 Bundesliga appearances and scoring 6 goals. The following season Gomez started to make a name for himself as one of the top scorers in the Bundesliga. Suffering two injury setbacks during that season Mario was still named German Footballer of the Year for 2007. Gomez spent 2009-13 with Bayern Munich before a reported €20 million move to Fiorentina. Gómez has both German and Spanish citizenship, but played for all German youth national teams from age 14. He made his debut for the Germany senior team against Switzerland on 7 February 2007 in Düsseldorf.