Quick Facts of Ilkay Gundogan
|Net Worth||$35 million|
|Salary||$22 million per year|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||24 October, 1990|
Ilkay Gundogan is a German professional footballer who plays as the midfield for the English club Manchester City and in the German National team.
Ilkay Gundogan’s Bio, Age, Education
Ilkay Gundogan was born on October 24, 1990, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. His father’s name is Mr Irfan Gundogan and his mother’s name is Ayten Gundogan. His parents were of Turkish nationality. Ilkay was given birth in Germany after his parents were migrated there through his grandfather, who worked as a miner in one of the mining industries in Germany. Talking about his other relatives, he was raised with one brother named Ilker Gundogan with whom he played football every day and he had a cousin named Naz Aydemir who was a volleyball player in Turkey. Ilkay played football since his first day at school.
Ilkay Gundogan’s Relationship
It is found from different sources that Ilkay was in a relationship with Sila Sahin from 2013 to 2015. There is not much information about them as Ilkay wants to keep it secret. He is currently single and there is no news about his relationship.
Ilkay Gundogan’s Club Career
Talking about his career, he started playing football when he was 3 years old. Gundogan was first offered by a club named Vfl Bochum. After that in 2009, he moved to FC Nurnberg. In his fourth Bundesliga match against Bayern Munich, he made his first assist. His first goal was on 20 February 2010 against the same opponent Bayern.
On 5 May 2011, he was offered by the club Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract. He made his debut against Schalke-04 on 23 July in the DFL-Supercup in which he scored a penalty after the goalless draw at Veltins-Arena. He scored his first goal against SC Freiburg on December 17. Gundogan scored a 120th-minute goal to defeat Gruether Furth and send Borussia Dortmund into the final of DFB-Pokal and he also played the entire final on 12 May, a 5-2 win over their strong opponent Bayern Munich which gives Dortmund their first domestic double.
In the season 2012-13, Ilkay was one of the best central midfielders of Borussia Dortmund as they reached the final of the UEFA Champions League. He was praised for his play in two semi-final games against the best team of Spain, Real Madrid. On 25 May 2013, he scored the equaliser from the penalty spot in the 69th minute of the game to keep Dortmund’s hopes alive against their German opponent Bayern Munich in the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final held at Wembley Stadium, London. But this game was ended by Bayern’s side 2-1. On 27 July 2013, Gundogan scored a goal in which Dortmund won the DFL-Supercup against Bayern Munich. In August he got an injury that ruled him out for a year. He scored 15 goals for Dortmund in his whole career.
On 2 June 2016, Gundogan signed a four-year contract for English club Manchester City. He was the club’s first signing under Pep Guardiola (Former manager of Bayern Munich). He played his debut game on 14 September in the Champions League against the German club Borussia Monchengladbach. He scored his first goal against Bournemouth in which the city wins 4-0. He is now playing as one of the key players of Manchester City. He wears a number 8 jersey at City. He scored 46 goals for Manchester City till now.
Gundogan plays for the German National team. He received his first call-up to the senior teams in August 2011. On 11 October, he made his debut for Germany after coming on as a substitute for captain Phillip Lahm for the last six minutes against Belgium. Gundogan scored his first goal for Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan in 4-1 wins for Germany. He has played World Cup, Euro Cup, UEFA Nation League and many friendly games from Germany. He scored altogether 14 goals for the national team till now.
Ilkay Gundogan’s Height, Weight
Ilkay Gundogan is 5 feet 11 inches tall and his weight is about 80 kg. He is a good looking man with a round face and black hair.
Ilkay Gundogan’s Net Worth
It seems that Gundogan is made for playing English Premier League. His salary is $180000 per week and has a net worth of $35 million.
Ilkay Gundogan’s Social Media
Being a football player, Gundogan is active in social media. He holds an Instagram account with 3.9 million followers and also has a Twitter account with 1.3 million followers. He posted various photos and videos frequently for his fans.
Ilkay Gundogan’s Titles and Achievement
As an individual Gundogan becomes one of the players of the Bundesliga Team of the season 2012-13. He becomes “Premier League Player of the Month” in January 2021 and February 2021. Similarly, he was one among the UEFA Champions League Squad of the season 2020-21.
Talking about his club achievements, he has won the premier league 3 times with Manchester City and the FA Cup in the 2018-19 season. He has won the EFL cup 4 times and FA Community Shield two times. With Borussia Dortmund, he has won Budesliga title, DFB-Pokal and DFL- Supercup one one time.