Ginter with Germany in 2018
|Full name||Matthias Lukas Ginter|
|Date of birth||19 January 1994|
|Place of birth||Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:18, 27 February 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:41, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
In January 2012, Ginter trained with Freiburg's first team due, in part, to a loss of several players from the roster during the winter transfer window. On 21 January 2012, Ginter made his professional debut when he was substituted in for Anton Putsila in the 70th minute against fellow relegation battlers FC Augsburg. In the 88th minute of the game, he scored the winning goal from a free-kick by Michael Lumb for his team in the 1–0 victory. The goal, which came two days after Ginter's 18th birthday, made him SCF's youngest Bundesliga goalscorer in the club's history. The record was previously held by Dennis Aogo. Two days later, on 23 January, Ginter signed a contract to join the first team of SC Freiburg.
On 17 July 2014 Ginter signed for Borussia Dortmund on a five-year deal. He made his debut on 13 August, playing the full match as they won the DFL-Supercup 2–0 against Bayern Munich at the Westfalenstadion.
On 4 July 2017, Ginter signed with Dortmund rivals Mönchengladbach on a four-year deal. The move was worth around €17 million.
He represented the under-21 team at the 2015 European Championship in the Czech Republic, starting all 4 matches. In their second group match at the Eden Arena in Prague against Denmark, following a Kevin Volland brace, Ginter rounded off the scoring by heading in Amin Younes' cross in the 53rd minute, leading to a 3–0 victory.
On 5 March 2014, he earned his first cap for the senior national team of his country after coming on as a 90th-minute substitute for Mesut Özil in the 1–0 win over Chile in a friendly match at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. He became the 900th player to be capped by the German national team.
In June, he was named as the youngest player in Germany's 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which went on to win the tournament, although he did not enter the field of play at any point.
On 4 June 2018, Ginter was selected in Germany's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He would not play, making him the only outfield player in German football history who participated in two World Cup campaigns without playing a single minute.
In May 2018, Ginter married his wife Christina.
- As of match played 2 March 2021.
- As of match played 31 March 2021
- As of match played 10 October 2020. Germany score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ginter goal.
|1||16 November 2019||Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach, Germany||Belarus||1–0||4–0||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|
|2||10 October 2020||NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine||Ukraine||1–0||2–1||2020–21 UEFA Nations League A|
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- Fritz Walter U19 Gold Medal: 2013
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