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Koray Günter

Koray Günter German-Turkish footballer

German-Turkish footballer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German-Turkish footballer
A.K.A. Koray Gunter
Countries Turkey Germany
Occupations Athlete Football player Association football player
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 16 August 1994 (Höxter)
Star sign LeoLeo
Stats
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 79 kg
The details
Biography

Koray Günter (German pronunciation: [ˈkoːˌʀaɪ ˈɡʏntɐ], Turkish pronunciation: [koɾaj ɟyntæɾ]; born 16 August 1994) is a German professional footballer of Turkish descent, who plays as a centre back for Italian club Genoa.

Personal life

Koray Günter was born in Höxter in North Rhine Westfalia. He went to König-Wilhelm-Highschool in Höxter and then switched to Leibniz-Gymnasium in Dortmund. He is in a relationship with Betty Taube, who is known for her participation in the German TV-Show Germany's Next Topmodel. The two are enganged since January 2016.

Club career

Borussia Dortmund

Günter began his career in 2001 for SV Höxter, before moving to SpVg Brakel in 2006. Günter was elected sportsman of the year of Höxter in November 2011, and Günter was scouted by Borussia Dortmund at a Westfalen youth football tournament then enrolled into the Borussia Dortmund academy. Günter was previously an attacking player before being retrained as defender. He has played three seasons with the BVB academy since he joined BVB through to Borussia Dortmund II.

In the 2012–13 season, Günter succeeded to Borussia Dortmund II, playing in the German 3. Liga and on 28 August 2012, on the seventh match day of the 2012–13 3. Liga season, Günter made his debut in professional football, as he stood in the starting eleven of Borussia Dortmund II against Karlsruher SC II. Günter was inducted into the Borussia Dortmund's first team in the 2012–13 Bundesliga season, where he was selected for the first time in the BVB squad as an unused substitute on 27 November 2012 in a home match against Fortuna Düsseldorf in the Bundesliga.

Galatasaray

Günter passed his medical and signed for four and half years with Galatasaray on 30 January 2014 for €2.5 million with Dortmund including a buy-back option worth €7 million.

On 12 July 2016, Günter injured while playing against Thun in a friendly match, suffered from ACL. The anticipated return to team was January–February 2017, reported by medical team.

Genoa

On 12 July 2018, Günter signed with Genoa a free transfer.

International career

Günter represented the Turkish U-16 national football team four times before he decided in the future to represent his country of birth Germany. Günter debuted for the German U-17 national football team on 4 September 2010, in an international friendly in Stadthagen against Azerbaijan U-17 national football team. In 2011, Günter represented the German U-17 national football team at the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Serbia where the German team finished as runner-up and one month later Günter represented the German U-17 national football team at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico where the German team finished in third-place. Günter scored at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the group game against Burkina Faso U-17 national football team, then he again scored in the second round of the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in a 4–0 Germany victory against the United States U-17 national football team, before Günter again scored in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup third-place match where Germany were victorious in a 4–3 victory against Brazil U-17 national football team. Günter's teammate Marvin Ducksch scored two goals at the World Cup and is also enrolled in the Borussia Dortmund II squad.

On 17 April 2012, Günter debuted made for the German U-19 national football team in a 0–0 draw against Czech Republic U-19 national football team.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 31 October 2018.
Club Season League Cup1 Other2 Continental3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borussia Dortmund 2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Galatasaray 2013–14 4 0 3 0 7 0
2014–15 12 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
2015–16 9 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 16 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 28 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 50 0
Genoa 2018–19 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 35 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 58 0

1Includes DFB-Pokal and Ziraat Türkiye Kupası.

2Includes DFL-Supercup and TFF Süper Kupa.

3Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

Honours

International

Germany
  • UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship Runners-up: 2011
  • FIFA Under-17 World Cup Third Place: 2011

Club Competition

Galatasaray SK
  • Süper Lig (2): 2014–15, 2017–18
  • Türkiye Kupası (3): 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Süper Kupa: (2): 2015, 2016
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