Mario Gómez called up for Germany!

Updated: November 6, 2015

Beşiktaş star Mario Gómez has been called up to the German national team for the first time since September 2014.

Germany coach Joachim Löw has been following the performances of the prolific striker at his new club Beşiktaş on foot.

Löw even attended the last league game of the Black Eagles against Kasimpaşa, in which Mario Gómez scored his 9th goal in just 13 appearances for his new club.


Mario Gómez had lost his place on “die Mannschaft” after two injury ridden seasons in the Serie A for AC Fiorentina. Gómez only managed to make 44 appearances in all competitions for Fiorentina, scoring just 14 times.

When leaving Fiorentina this past summer on loan to Beşiktaş, Gómez said the following uppon his first interview in Turkey: “It was a difficult decision for me to leave Florence, but I did what I thought was best for my career. I want to play for Germany again and go to the 2016 EURO’s, in order to do that I need to play and play for a team that suits me well.”.

Mario Gómez admitted at the time that he was taking a risk as the Turkish league is not as reputable as other and that he had offers from Germany but wanted to play for trophies. It would appear that his gamble has paid off as he has really settled in well at Beşiktaş and has already become a cult hero to it’s fanbase.

Germany will play France on November 11th and The Netherlands on November 17th.

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Kaan Bayazit

Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International
Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
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