Who Is Ayten Gundogan? Mother Of Ilkay Gundogan

by Muskan Fri Aug 26 2022 Updated On Wed Nov 23 2022
Who Is Ayten Gundogan? Mother Of Ilkay Gundogan

Ayten Gundogan is well known for being the mother of Ilkay Gundogan, who is currently playing as a midfielder for the Premier League club Manchester City

Her husband is Irfan Gundogan. She is a Turkish. Later on, she moved to Germany.

Ayten and her husband, Irfan, raised their son with good ethics and value. They taught him how to act independently and responsibly. 

This is the reason behind his kindness and good nature.

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Ayten Gundogan with her husband, Irfan Gundogan.
Ayten Gundogan with her husband, Irfan Gundogan. Source: Pinterest

Past Relationship Of Ilkay

Before getting married to his beautiful wife Sara Arfaoui, IIkay was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend Sila Sahin for a very long period.

The couple decided to part ways in 2015.

The reason behind their breakup is still unknown because, like most celebrities, he likes to keep his personal life secret and does not share much information regarding his love life or any other issues related to his personal life.

Ilkay Gundogan with his wife.
Ilkay Gundogan with his wife. Source: Instagram

Who Is The Wife Of Ilkay?

Ilkay is happily married to his wife, Sara Arfaoui. The couple decided to get married after being engaged for five months.

His wife is a model by profession. The couple announced their marriage through their social media account. 

After which, they received lots of love and blessings for their new phase of life through their fans, friends, and colleagues.

They got married in a very private way. They did not have a grand wedding; instead, they married in a registration office in Denmark.

None of their family and friends were invited. However, they decided to celebrate it more significantly with them.

They experienced much joy after being married to each other.


Her son is 31 years old. He is 1.8m tall.

Net Worth

Her son’s net worth is around 25 million dollars. He earns good enough throughout his professional football career. 

Ayten Gundogan with her son, Ilkay Gundogan.
Ayten Gundogan with her son, Ilkay Gundogan. Source: Instagram

Least Known Facts About IIkay

Although he plays for a German National team.

He could have been one of the most important and good players for Turkey since his father is a Turkish who shifted to Germany in 1979.

He comes from a family of sportsmen. Even his nephew is an international-level volleyball player.

One of the stadiums in Turkey is named after his name in Turkey by the Deputy Mayor.

He is not only a good football player but also a person who loves to invest his time, money, experience, and skills for the welfare of the people.

When Turkey and Germany were affected by the fire and flood, he did his best to help the country. 

He promised to initiate the plantation process of 5000 trees in affected areas and provided financial support.

He is a person with kindness. He donated all his winning amount of Manchester City 2021 to SV Gelsenkirchen Hessler 06, where he initiated his career. 

Ayten Gundogan's son,  Ilkay Gundogan.
Ayten Gundogan's son,  Ilkay Gundogan. Source: Instagram

He also provided aid to them with artificial grass. The injury he suffered affected his career.

He has a unique name with a beautiful meaning. His first name means the new or the first moon, and his last name translates to the dawn of the day.

His ex-girlfriend Sila was the first woman to appear in Playboy Magazine.

The Liverpool manager once got angry at a football player because he risked an injury. 

His anger was all about concern regarding his health since a player should have good health and physique to appear in any game.

He faced a lot of political controversies.

What Made Ilkay Win The Match?

Ilkay became the winner of the title man of the match. He said that he was confident about the game. 

He even said he was frustrated and disappointed in being left out of the starting line-up for last season’s title-decider against Aston Villa.

He is among those players who handle the situation significantly and tries to bring the best out of it.

His anger and frustration encouraged him to win the match and even the title.

He was able to score twice in the game. They were able to win the Premier League for the fourth time.

According to him, he, along with his team, is growing day by day, and they will try to improve themselves every year.

He even appreciated the opponent team.

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