Mario Gotze

Mario Gotze is one of the most exciting prospects in world football. After four bright years playing for Borussia Dortmund, Gotze made the move to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich. The move briefly made him the most expensive German player of all time, a record broken by Mesut Ozil later that summer. Gotze justified his price tag with impressive performances and scored 15 goals for Bayern in his first season and the same total again the following season. Gotze was named in Germany's squad for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, and played a major role in them taking home their fourth World Cup title. In Germany’s opening game against Portugal Gotze won a penalty, and in the second game against Ghana scored and was named man of the match. His next part to play was on the biggest stage in the World Cup Final. Coming on as a substitute for top scorer Miroslav Klose, Germany manager Joachim Low told Gotze: "Show the world you are better than Messi and can decide the World Cup". It worked, in the 113th minute Gotze scored what was arguably one of the most impressive goals ever scored in a World Cup Final. A cross from Andre Schurrle was perfectly controlled on his chest and then volley across goal before it even hit the ground. Germany fans went into raptures as the rest of the world stood in awe at the goal.

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