İlkay Gündoğan (German pronunciation: [ˈʔɪlkaɪ ˈɡʏndoːan], Turkish: [ˈilkaj ˈɟyndoːan]; born 24 October 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester City and the Germany national team.
Gündoğan began his career at VfL Bochum, playing in its reserves, before joining 1. FC Nürnberg in 2009. Two years later, he was acquired by Borussia Dortmund for a transfer fee of approximately €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 £21 million fee.
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