The hero who gave the breakthrough to Germany resulting in winning FIFA 2014 World Cup is Mario Gotze. The 22 year old player is an attacking mid-fielder from Bayern Munich, and also represents the German national team.
Gotze is known for his nimble footwork, he has been singled out for his speed, intelligence and consistency in the game. In fact, Matthias Sammer, the director of the German Football Association has called Gotze as one of the best talents that Germany has ever had.
Born on June 3, 1992 in Memmingen, Bavaria, Gotze showed interest in the game from childhood, his father Jürgen Götze who is a professor at the Dortmund University of Technology, helped his child work towards his goals. Gotze has two brothers- Fabian who represents SpVgg Unterhaching and Felix who plays for the under-15 team, at Dortmund.
Götze played for Borussia Dortmund from 2009 – 2013, and secured the Bundesliga title in 2010-11, and went on to win Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal in 2011-12. He represented his team in the UEFA Champions League Final 2013.
Mario Gotze on July 13, 2014 scored the winning goal making Germany win against Argentina 1-0, in the FIFA 2014 final
In April 2013, Gotze got a lucrative deal of €37 million thanks to an offer from Bayern Munich. This made him the second-most valuable player in Germany ever, only after Mesut Ozil.
Ann-Kathrin Brommel (Mario Gotze’s girlfriend)
Mario Gotze has a girlfriend in Ann-Kathrin Brommel, who is a model and singer She began modeling during her teenage and has been interested in music since childhood. Ann- Kathrin Brommel has even cut singles which include This is Me’ and ‘Body Language’. She worked as an intern for the German publication magazine called FP Editors in 2011.
Mario Gotze met Ann-Kathrin Brommel in 2011 and they started dating. In 2012, she made it to the top 50 in German’s Next Top Model, which is a great thing to achieve, considering more than 17,000 girls auditioned for the competition. Brommel also runs a fashion blog and is a sough-after model for fashion magazines like FHM and Maxim.
In the music industry, Ann-Kathrin Brommel goes by the name Trina B. She was also ranked as 13th in the list of the most stunning WAGs (wives and girlfriends) of 2014 players. She goes by the last name Vida in the modeling circuit