Ilkay Gundogan has been nominated in the award for German Football Ambassador 2022.

The shortlist comprises eleven German football players who have shown great sporting success and/or social commitment abroad, and who have contributed to Germany’s positive image in the world.

Our midfield maestro faces stern competition in Sara Däbritz, Mario Götze, Toni Kroos, Koray Günter, Dzsenifer Marozsán, Hany Mukhtar, Lukas Podolski, Leonie Pankratz, Julian Weigl and Kevin Volland.


Gundogan has enjoyed a glittering career in both Germany and England, lifting three trophies with Borussia Dortmund and clinching ten pieces of silverware with City, earning plenty of deserved individual acclaim along the way.

Off-the-pitch, he also strives to make a positive difference, partaking in several charitable endeavours, such as his campaign to help local Manchester businesses and visits to social care charities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He and Aymeric Laporte have also agreed to donate 1000 meals to foodbanks across Manchester with a friendly wager depending the outcome of the World Cup clash between Germany and Spain.

In recognition of his efforts, Gundogan has been named amongst the nominees for the German Football Ambassador 2022.

Voting is open to the public. Cast your vote via this link. Fans are invited to cast three votes – your top vote earns three stars, your second: two stars, and third: one star.

Press the ‘vote’ button to ensure your choice is counted and you will also be entered into a competition to win great prizes.

Hurry, voting closes on 5 May 2022.

Good luck, Ilkay!