Matthias Ginter

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Matthias Ginter
Matthias Ginter BVB.JPG
Ginter with Borussia Dortmund in 2014
Personal information
Full name Matthias Lukas Ginter[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 28
Youth career
1998–2005 SV March
2005–2012 SC Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 SC Freiburg 70 (2)
2014– Borussia Dortmund 66 (3)
National team
2011–2012 Germany U18 6 (0)
2012–2013 Germany U19 5 (1)
2013–2015 Germany U21 18 (1)
2016 Germany Olympic 5 (2)
2014– Germany 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:07, 15 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2017

Matthias Lukas Ginter (born 19 January 1994) is a German footballer who plays as a centre back for Borussia Dortmund.

Club career[edit]

Ginter began his career with SV March before he moved to the youth squad of SC Freiburg for the 2005–06 season. With the A-youth squad, he won the Junior DFB-Pokal.

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

International career[edit]

Ginter is a German senior international having also represented his nation at U18, U19 and U21 levels.

Youth[edit]

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.[6]

Senior[edit]

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.[7] He became the 900th player to be capped by the German national team.[8]

In June, he was named as the youngest player in Germany's 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup[9] which went on to win the tournament, although he did not enter the field of play at any point.

He was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the silver medal.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 May 2017[11]
Club Season League Cup International Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Freiburg 2011–12 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
2012–13 23 1 3 0 0 0 26 1
2013–14 34 0 3 2 5 1 42 3
Total 70 2 6 2 5 1 81 5
Borussia Dortmund 2014–15 14 0 0 0 5 0 19 0
2015–16 24 3 5 0 11 1 40 4
2016–17 28 0 3 0 7 0 38 0
Total 66 3 8 0 23 1 97 4
Career Total 136 5 14 2 28 2 181 9

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Borussia Dortmund

International[edit]

Germany

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 16. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Freiburg tops fellow struggler Augsburg". foxsports.com. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Matchday 18: Facts and figures". bundesliga.de. Retrieved 24 January 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Borussia Dortmund signs Matthias Ginter". Goal.com. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Shergold, Adam (13 August 2014). "Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Bayern Munich: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is super hero as Jurgen Klopp's men lift German Super Cup". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Kell, Tom (20 June 2015). "Volland double helps Germany defeat Denmark". UEFA. 
  7. ^ "International friendly: Mario Gotze's first-half strike helps Germany edge out Chile 1-0". Sky Sports News. 5 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Matthias Gingler der 900.Nationalspieler" (in German). fussballnationalmannschaft.net. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Germany World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Neymar's golden penalty sees Brazil to victory". fifa.com. 20 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "M. Ginter". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Fritz-Walter-Medaille: Ginter auf Götzes Spuren" (in German). German Football Association. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "SC Freiburg: Ginter ist U18-Nachwuchsspieler des Jahres 2012" (in German). Badische Zeitung. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 

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