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|Full name||Emre Can|
|Date of birth||12 January 1994|
|Place of birth||Frankfurt am Main, Germany|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||Bayer Leverkusen|
|2000–2006||SV Blau-Gelb Frankfurt|
|2011–2013||Bayern Munich II||31||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:06, 20 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Can had mainly played as a midfielder for Bayern Munich II in the Regionalliga Bayern. He made his debut for Bayern's first team in the 2012 DFL-Supercup and his Bundesliga debut against 1. FC Nürnberg on 13 April 2013.
On 2 August 2013, Can agreed to a four-year deal with Bayer Leverkusen which included a buy-back clause for Bayern Munich. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge pointed out Bayern's past successes in loaning out young players for purposes of gaining experience.
Youth football teams
Can received call-ups for the German U15, U16 and U17 youth football teams. In the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Can captained the German squad that won third place, they won six out of seven games and were beaten only by tournament winner and host Mexico by 2–3. In that semifinal match, Can scored his only goal of the tournament: he started a solo dribble in the centre of the pitch, ran past three Mexican players and netted the 2–1 for Germany. He was given the nickname "Skipper" by national youth coach Steffen Freund.
Because of his Turkish ancestry Can would also be eligible to play for the Turkey national football team, but he stated he "likes playing for Germany very much, and wants to make it in the DFB".
- As of 2013 1220
- Bayern Munich
- "Bayer 04 verpflichtet Emre Can von Bayern München" (in German). Bayer 04 Leverkusen. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "Bis auf Widerruf: Can kickt für Leverkusen" (in German). kicker.de. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "FCB-Juwel (17): Er heißt Can und kann fast alles!" [FCB Jewel (17): His name is Can and he can do nearly everything!] (in German). tz-online.de. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
- "Emre Can: Ich will für Deutschland spielen!" [Emre Can: I want to play for Germany!] (in German). tz-online.de. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
- "Nach Samed Yesil bekennt sich auch Emre Can zu Deutschland" [After Samed Yesil also Emre Can declares for Germany] (in German). Deutsch-tuerkische-nachrichten.de. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
- ""Platz 3 gibt mir Selbstvertrauen für Bayern"" ["Place 3 gives me self-confidence for Bayern"]. Sport1.de. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
- Emre Can at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Emre Can at transfermarkt.de (German)
- Portrait at spox.com (German)
- Kicker profile