Gündoğan with Germany in 2018
|Full name||İlkay Gündoğan|
|Date of birth||24 October 1990|
|Place of birth||Gelsenkirchen, Germany|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1993–1998||SV Gelsenkirchen-Hessler 06|
|1999–2004||SV Gelsenkirchen-Hessler 06|
|2008–2009||VfL Bochum II||2||(1)|
|2009–2011||1. FC Nürnberg||48||(6)|
|2012||Borussia Dortmund II||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:15, 13 May 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:39, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Early Life[change | change source]
Born in Gelsenkirchen, Gündoğan came through VfL Bochum's (German Club) youth academy. In 2008, he began playing for the club's reserve side before joining the first team, FC Nürnberg (German Club) the following season. He was then acquired by Borussia Dortmund (German Club) in 2011, winning the double of Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal (German knockout football cup) in his first season. In 2013, he helped Borussia reach their first UEFA Champions League Final since 1996–97. After playing a total of 157 matches and scoring 15 goals for the club, Gündoğan signed for Manchester City for an estimated transfer fee of £21 million in the summer of 2016. He won the Premier League and English Football League Cup in 2017–18. Gündoğan made his senior debut for Germany in 2011 after previously being capped by Germany youth teams at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels. He was chosen in Germany's squads for UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
References[change | change source]
- "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
- "Ilkay Guendogan". bvb.de. Archived from the original on 30 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.