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İlkay Gündoğan
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Gündoğan with Germany in 2018
Personal information
Full name İlkay Gündoğan
Date of birth (1990-10-24) 24 October 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Height 1.80 m
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Manchester City
Number 8
Youth career
1993–1998 SV Gelsenkirchen-Hessler 06
1998–1999 Schalke 04
1999–2004 SV Gelsenkirchen-Hessler 06
2004–2005 SSV Buer
2005–2008 VfL Bochum
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 VfL Bochum II 2 (1)
2009–2011 1. FC Nürnberg 48 (6)
2011–2016 Borussia Dortmund 105 (10)
2012 Borussia Dortmund II 1 (0)
2016– Manchester City 71 (13)
National team
2008 Germany U18 7 (0)
2008–2009 Germany U19 6 (0)
2009–2010 Germany U20 2 (0)
2010–2012 Germany U21 8 (1)
2011– Germany 31 (4)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:15, 13 May 2019 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:39, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

İlkay Gündoğan is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Germany national football team.

Early Life

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.

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