Matthias Ginter

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Matthias Ginter
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Ginter with Germany in 2018
Personal information
Full name Matthias Lukas Ginter[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Freiburg im Breisgau,[3] Germany
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 28
Youth career
1998–2005 SV March
2005–2012 SC Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 SC Freiburg 70 (2)
2014–2017 Borussia Dortmund 67 (3)
2017– Borussia Mönchengladbach 115 (9)
National team
2011–2012 Germany U18 6 (0)
2012–2013 Germany U19 5 (1)
2013–2017 Germany U21 18 (1)
2016 Germany U23 5 (2)
2014– Germany 38 (2)
* 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)

Matthias Lukas Ginter (born 19 January 1994) is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Germany national team.

Club career[edit]

Early 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.[citation needed]

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.[4] 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.[5] Two days later, on 23 January, Ginter signed a contract to join the first team of SC Freiburg.[citation needed]

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

On 17 July 2014 Ginter signed for Borussia Dortmund on a five-year deal.[6] 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.[7]

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

On 4 July 2017, Ginter signed with Dortmund rivals Mönchengladbach on a four-year deal. The move was worth around €17 million.[8]

International career[edit]

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.[9]

Senior[edit]

Ginter playing for Germany in 2019

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.[10] He became the 900th player to be capped by the German national team.[11]

In June, he was named as the youngest player in Germany's 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup[12] which went on to win the tournament, although he did not enter the field of play at any point.[citation needed]

He was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the silver medal.[13]

Along with fellow World Cup-winner Shkodran Mustafi and Julian Draxler, Ginter won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.[citation needed]

On 4 June 2018, Ginter was selected in Germany's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[14] 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.

Ginter scored his first goal for Germany on 16 November 2019 in a match against Belarus.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In May 2018, Ginter married his wife Christina.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 2 March 2021.[16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SC Freiburg 2011–12 Bundesliga 13 1 0 0 13 1
2012–13 23 1 3 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 Bundesliga 14 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 20 0
2015–16 24 3 5 0 11 1 40 4
2016–17 29 0 5 0 8 0 0 0 42 0
Total 67 3 10 0 24 1 1 0 102 4
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2017–18 Bundesliga 34 5 3 0 37 5
2018–19 27 2 2 0 29 2
2019–20 31 1 1 0 4 0 36 1
2020–21 23 1 4 0 7 0 34 1
Total 115 9 10 0 11 0 136 9
Career total 252 14 26 2 40 2 1 0 319 18

International[edit]

As of match played 31 March 2021[17]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany
2014 5 0
2015 3 0
2016 1 0
2017 8 0
2018 6 0
2019 6 1
2020 6 1
2021 3 0
Total 38 2
As of match played 10 October 2020. Germany score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ginter goal.[17]
List of international goals scored by Matthias Ginter
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

Honours[edit]

Borussia Dortmund

Germany

Germany Olympic

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of Players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Matthias Ginter: Overview". ESPN. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Matthias Ginter: Profile". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Freiburg tops fellow struggler Augsburg". foxsports.com. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Matchday 18: Facts and figures". bundesliga.de. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Borussia Dortmund signs Matthias Ginter". Goal.com. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  7. ^ "German Supercup: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Bayern Munich". BBC Sport. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Matthias Ginter: Borussia Monchengladbach sign Dortmund defender". BBC. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  9. ^ Kell, Tom (20 June 2015). "Volland double helps Germany defeat Denmark". UEFA.
  10. ^ "International friendly: Mario Gotze's first-half strike helps Germany edge out Chile 1–0". Sky Sports News. 5 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Matthias Gingler der 900.Nationalspieler" (in German). fussballnationalmannschaft.net. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Germany World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Neymar's golden penalty sees Brazil to victory". fifa.com. 20 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Germany announce final World Cup squad, with Manuel Neuer, without Leroy Sané". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Christina Ginter ist die schönste Spielerfrau". stern.de (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  16. ^ a b c "M. Ginter". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  17. ^ a b Matthias Ginter at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  18. ^ "Match report: Germany – Argentina". FIFA. Archived from the original on 17 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Match report: Chile – Germany". FIFA. Archived from the original on 29 June 2019.
  20. ^ "Rio 2016 Football Results Book: Medallists". Olympic World Library. 20 August 2016. p. 7.
  21. ^ "SC Freiburg: Ginter ist U18-Nachwuchsspieler des Jahres 2012" (in German). Badische Zeitung. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  22. ^ "Fritz-Walter-Medaille: Ginter auf Götzes Spuren" (in German). German Football Association. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  23. ^ "Ginter, best national German player of 2018". Deutsche Welle. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  24. ^ "NickALive!: Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together International Nominees, Winners and Airdates". NickALive!. 14 June 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2021.

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