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)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 November 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:58, 16 November 2019 (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.
Ginter is a German senior international having also represented his nation at U18, U19 and U21 levels.
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.
He is the only outfield player in German football history who participated in two World Cup campaigns without playing a single minute.
He scored his first goal for Germany on November 16, 2019, against Belarus.
- As of 22 September 2019
- As of 16 November 2019
- As of 16 November 2019 (Germany score listed irst, score column indicates score after each Ginter goal)
|1.||16 November 2019||Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach, Germany||Belarus||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|
In May 2018, Ginter married his wife Christina.
- Fritz Walter Medal: U19 Gold Medal 2013
- Fritz Walter Medal: U18 Gold Medal 2012
- Germany national team Player of the Year: 2019
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