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Template:Infobox football biography Mahmoud Dahoud (born 1 January 1996) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Borussia Dortmund and the German U21 national team. He made his professional debut for fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2014 and made 85 appearances for the club before signing for Dortmund three years later.

Club career[]

Gladbach[]

Mahmoud Dahoud began his career playing at junior level for Germania Reusrath and Fortuna Düsseldorf before signing for Gladbach at the age of 14 in 2010. He then spent the next five seasons developing in Gladbach's academy before breaking into the first team in 2014.[1]

2014-15 season[]

On 28 August 2014, Dahoud was handed his first team debut by manager Lucien Favre in a 7-0 Europa League play-off win over FK Sarajevo, coming off the bench in the 55th minute to replace Christoph Kramer.[2][3] Just a week prior to making his first appearance for Gladbach, Dahoud had signed his first professional contract, agreeing a deal to keep him at the club until June 2018.[4] He only made two more senior appearances over the course of the season, one in the Europa League against Apollon and the other at the end of the season against Borussia Dortmund to make his Bundesliga debut.[1] Upon making his debut, Dahoud became the first Syrian-born player to ever play in the Bundesliga.[5]

2015-16 season[]

Following the sacking of Favre early in the 2015-16 Bundesliga season, Dahoud saw his game time increase with Die Fohlen, establishing himself as a key figure in new manager André Schubert's midfield.[1] He scored his first goal for the club on 23 September 2015 in Schubert's debut game in charge, netting Gladbach's fourth goal in a 4-2 win over FC Augsburg.[5] The week prior to Favre's departure, Dahoud made his Champions League debut against Sevilla from the bench before making his full debut against Man City under Schubert later in the month.[6] The immediate impact made by Dahoud in his new starting berth was recognized by the supporters who voted him as the Fans' Player of the Month for September.[7] In October, he received a standing ovation from the Eintracht Frankfurt supporters after delivering an all-conquering performance against their side, scoring once and setting up another two in a 5-1 win.[7] The following year, on Valentine's Day, Dahoud netted the match winning goal in the Rhine Derby against Köln.[8] At the conclusion of the season, Dahoud had made 32 league appearances, scoring 5 goals and assisting 9 as Gladbach ended fourth in the Bundesliga, thereby qualifying for the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League qualifiers.[9][10]

2016-17 season[]

In August 2016, Dahoud's agent revealed that he had rejected a new contract with Gladbach based on the understanding that he would be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season. This followed strong reports that Premier League side Liverpool and reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain had approached Gladbach for his signature.[11] He made his first appearance of the season on 20 August in a 1-0 DFB Pokal win over SV Drochtersen/Assel. He scored his first goal of the season on 26 November, netting the opener in Gladbach's 1-1 Bundesliga draw with Hoffenheim.[12] On 16 March 2017, he scored his first ever goal in European competitions, scoring Gladbach's second in a 2–2 Europa League draw with fellow Bundesliga side Schalke. Dahoud's goal, which had put Gladbach 2–0 up at half-time, was not enough to secure his club's progression, however, as a late rally from Schalke saw Gladbach knocked of the competition on the away goals rule.[13]

With only a year left to run on his contract, Gladbach announced on 30 March that Dahoud would be joining fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season for a reported fee of €12m.[14][15][16] He ultimately played in 41 matches for the campaign, though he was jeered by Gladbach supporters in his latter appearances due to his impending departure, as the club ended the season in ninth position.[17]

International career[]

German national youth teams[]

Having previously represented Germany at U18 and U19 level, Dahoud made his debut for the German U21 team as a substitute in a 4–1 win over the Faroe Islands on 24 March 2016, before making his full debut a week later against Russia.[18] The following year, he was included in Germany's 23-man squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Poland.[19] Germany were ultimately crowned champions, beating Spain 1–0 in the final to claim the title.[20]

Personal life[]

Dahoud was born in Amuda, a town in Syria with a Kurdish majority close to the Turkish border. He was taken to Germany by his family as an infant in 1996.[21][22]

Career statistics[]

Club[]

As of 20 May 2017 [23]
Appearances, goals and assists by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borussia M'gladbach 2014–15 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
2015–16 32 5 3 0 6 0 0 0 41 5
2016–17 28 2 4 0 9 1 0 0 41 3
Total 61 7 7 0 17 1 0 0 85 8
Borussia Dortmund 2017–18 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 61 7 7 0 17 1 0 0 85 8

1 Includes DFB Pokal matches.
2 Includes UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League matches.

Honours[]

Germany
  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship: 2017[24]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lusby, Jack (19 April 2016). "Who Is Mahmoud Dahoud and What Would He Bring to Liverpool?". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 26 April 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. "Gladbach smash Sarajevo to reach Europa League". DW. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. "Gladbach v Sarajevo Match Report". Goal. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. "Borussia extends contract with Dahoud". Borussia Mönchengladbach. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Yokhin, Michael (31 March 2016). "Mahmoud Dahoud: The Pochettino-targeted starlet who could become a complete midfielder". Four Four Two. Retrieved 27 April 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. Melissa, Reddy (11 April 2016). "Pass master, runner and dribbler - meet Liverpool target Mahmoud Dahoud". Goal. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ambrose, Lewis (19 February 2016). "Why Syrian-born Mahmoud Dahoud is set to become Germany's next big thing". Squawka. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  8. "Justifiable praise for Rhine derby hero Dahoud". Bundesliga. 14 February 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  9. "Bundesliga, i verdetti: 'Gladbach in Champions, Schalke in Europa League, Stoccarda in B". Goal Italy. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.Template:It icon
  10. "Dahoud nimmt an Löws EM-Trainingslager teil". kicker. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.Template:De icon
  11. Arons, Ed (10 August 2016). "Liverpool target Mahmoud Dahoud 'will stay at Borussia Mönchengladbach'". Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  12. "Hoffenheim fightback frustrates Gladbach". Bundesliga. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  13. Uersfeld, Stephan (17 March 2017). "Borussia Monchengladbach coach hits out at Mark Clattenburg after EL exit". ESPN. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  14. "Dahoud to make summer switch to Dortmund". Borussia Monchengladbach. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  15. "Borussia Dortmund verpflichtet Mahmoud Dahoud". Borussia Dortmund. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.Template:De icon
  16. "Borussia Dortmund agree deal to sign Mahmoud Dahoud from Borussia Monchengladbach". Sky Sports. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  17. "Die Fan-Krise in Mönchengladbach spitzt sich zu". Welt. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.Template:De icon
  18. "Dahoud und Darida: Lauf-Treff am Sonntag". kicker. 2 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.Template:De icon
  19. "Under-21 - Germany". UEFA. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  20. "Germany won their second European Under-21 Championship with victory over four-time champions Spain in Poland". BBC. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  21. Yokhin, Michael (31 March 2016). "Mahmoud Dahoud: The Pochettino-targeted starlet who could become a complete midfielder". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  22. Aarons, Ed (20 April 2016). "Europe's top 10 football transfer targets under the age of 23". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 April 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  23. "Mahmoud Dahoud - Club statistics". kicker. Retrieved 27 April 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)Template:De icon
  24. "Weisers Kopfball macht den EM-Traum wahr". kicker.de (in German). 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.

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