İlkay Gündoğan (German pronunciation: [ˈʔɪlkaɪ ˈɡʏndoː.an], Turkish: [ˈilkaj ˈɟyndoan]; born 24 October 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Germany national team.
He began his career at VfL Bochum, playing in its reserves, before joining 1. FC Nürnberg in 2009. Two years later he was signed by Borussia Dortmund for around €4 million, winning the double of the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal in his first season there, and then helping them finish runners-up the UEFA Champions League, scoring in the final. After 157 professional matches and 15 goals for Dortmund, he signed for Manchester City for an estimated fee of £21 million.
Gündoğan made his senior international debut for Germany in 2011, and was part of their squad which reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2012.Close