17 Facts About Mario Götze

1. In March 2014, Mario Gotze was one of the first players to wear Nike Magista boots.

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2. In 2011, Mario Gotze signed a sponsorship kit deal with sportswear and equipment supplier Nike.

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3. In early March 2017, it was reported that Mario Gotze had been suffering from a metabolic disorder.

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4. Mario Gotze has been in a relationship with German lingerie model Ann-Kathrin Brommel since July 2012.

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5. In February 2017, Mario Gotze was dropped from the Dortmund team with a mystery illness, identified in media reports as myopathy, a metabolic disease which can cause fatigue and weight gain.

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6. On 21 July 2016, Mario Gotze confirmed his return to Dortmund, on a four-year contract.

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7. On 11 August 2013, Mario Gotze made his Bayern Munich debut, coming on as a substitute for Mitchell Weiser in the 60th minute.

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8. On 23 April 2013, it was announced that Mario Gotze was moving on 1 July 2013 to rivals Bayern Munich after the team had triggered Mario Gotze's release clause of €37 million.

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9. In his final season at Dortmund, Mario Gotze formed a formidable partnership with German teammate Marco Reus.

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10. Mario Gotze kicked off his season by losing the 2012 German Super Cup.

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11. In April 2012, Mario Gotze made the squad for the first time since his hip injury but was an unused substitute against rivals Schalke 04.

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12. Mario Gotze spoke about his contract extension, saying, "Everyone knows how comfortable I feel in Dortmund.

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13. On 27 March 2012, Mario Gotze signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund, keeping him at Dortmund until 2016.

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14. In January 2012, Mario Gotze was diagnosed with a hip injury; cartilage in Mario Gotze's hip had inflamed under stress.

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15. Mario Gotze is a product of Dortmund's youth academy, first entering the club as an eight-year-old.

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16. Mario Gotze was first selected for the Germany national football team in 2010, at the age of 18.

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17. Mario Gotze is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team.

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