I have only
Mario Götze: Pro soccer player, brand ambassador and role model.
On top of the world
at 20 years old.
The 10 seems made for him, a number worn by a key player. A player with proven skills. A player who knows how to read the situation and where everyone needs to be on the field. A playmaker and enforcer. Someone like Mario Götze. Almost reverently, the former DFB director, Matthias Sammer, describes him as "one of the greatest talents that German football has ever seen". Franz Beckenbauer sees almost exactly the same understanding of the game and technical talent as the world football star, Lionel Messi. So it is no surprise that Borussia Dortmund, the club for which Mario Götze debuted three years ago as one of the 10 youngest Bundesliga players in history and with whom he has already won two championships along with the DFB Cup, has now awarded the legendary "number 10" to the 20-year-old playmaker.
Mario Götze became a European champion with the German under-17 team in 2009. He then went on to prove his reputation as an offensive all-rounder as the youngest player in the German national A-team since Uwe Seeler.
A highly flexible player, Götze is capable of playing on the left, the center and the right middle field. Alongside his sophisticated ball skills he has also demonstrated his qualities as a goal scorer: Such as his first national goal in 2011 against Brazil.
Never give up!
However, Götze has also experienced bitter situations during his young football career. At the beginning of 2012, one of the most injuries in football put a stop to Götze's ascent. Inflammation of the pubic joint forced him off the field for months. "I am impossible when I cannot play", he says when looking back. "That was the most difficult phase of my life". However, Mario Götze wanted to and wants to serve as a role model: "My injury taught me just how important it is to get back up again when you are on the ground."
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Portrait of a fighter
Hungry for success.
Götze has fought his way back. A career setback, yes. But a K.O.: No! Also thanks to Götze, in autumn 2012 his club took first place among the most feared group of teams in the European Champions League – ahead of Real Madrid, Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester City. Mario Götze has now fought his way back to the top of world football. As a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, he represents an unparalleled example of talent combined with joyful performance and quality. The outstanding football player has ambitious goals which he never loses sight of: "When I go out onto the field, I want to have fun and win titles. Nationally and in the Champions League. And together with the national team I want to win the World Cup in Brazil."
Yet despite all of these achievements, Mario Götze is by no means ready to rest on his laurels: "Success simply makes me far, far hungrier for what is to come!"