Who Is Irfan Gundogan? Father Of Ilkay Gundogan

by Manisha Fri Aug 26 2022 Updated On Wed Nov 23 2022
Who Is Irfan Gundogan? Father Of Ilkay Gundogan

Irfan Gundogan is the father of Ilkay Gundogan. His son is a professional football player who plays for the Premier League club Manchester City

He is married to Ayten Gundogan.

Irfan Gundogan's wife, Ayten Gundogan, and son, Ilkay Gundogan.
Irfan Gundogan's wife, Ayten Gundogan, and son, Ilkay Gundogan. Source: Instagram

Is Ilkay Married?

Ilkay is married to Moroccan Sara Arfaoui. They tied the knot in the Durdunbey district of Southwestern Turkey Balikesir Sunday. 

They got married in July 2022. They had a grand wedding ceremony which around 2000 guests attended. 

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His father wanted their wedding to hold at Durdundey because that was where they grew up. 

Some of the prominent politicians also attended their wedding ceremonies. The newlywed couple has been enjoying each other. 

Ilkay Gundogan with his wife, Moroccan Sara Arfaoui.
Ilkay Gundogan with his wife, Moroccan Sara Arfaoui. Source: Instagram


Ilkay is 31 years old. He is 1.80m tall. He weighs around 79 kg

Net Worth

His son's net worth is estimated to be $25 million. He has managed to earn this fortune from his football career. 

After signing for Manchester City, his net worth has increased even more. 

He had also earned chunks from his previous club Borussia Dortmund. His annual salary is estimated to be around 7 million pounds. 

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

Coming To Manchester City Is The Best Phase In His Career

Ilkay confirmed that Manchester City is in the best form in his career. 

He said his game has improved in terms of goals as he had never scored that many goals. 

In 2021 he scored the highest number of goals in the season. He said he looked forward to future matches and hoped to score more. 

He is not sure if it is his best but looking at his score career-wise h,e can analyze that he is at his best. 

He said he was on the playing team when the city won the Premier League.

After that, he played almost every game and greatly impacted the team. 

He said that he was happy with the way he was performing for the club from his side. 

He added even if he scores less or does not score for the team, in the end, the club is thriving and wins all the titles, and he is happy with that. 

He doesn’t judge himself on how many goals he can score. Instead, he prioritizes winning as a team. 

Did Ilkay Nearly Join Manchester United?

Before joining Manchester City, there were talks about Ilkay joining Machester United. 

But then, his contract with Borussia Dortmund was not terminated as he had few years to play for the club. 

He was still on his contract, and the club clarified that they were not ready to sell him. One of his teammates was sold to Manchester United. 

Someone from United came to watch some of the games, and they were impressed by him and caught their attention. 

But Manchester United never officially made any talks as they knew Dortmund was unwilling to sell him. So it did not go any further. 

Gundogan Becomes A Fashion Police

Ilkay is one of the most fashionable players in Manchester City. He revealed his fashion style and what he likes to wear most of the time. 

He likes monochromatic tones. He mostly wears black and grey color shirts. He loves wearing fitted pants and long coats. 

He said that he is not into trendy and colorful clothes. He likes to be classic in terms of style, and he loves his fashion sense. 

He revealed that some of his fellow players have the worst dressing style. He mentioned two of his teammates and said they improved their dressing sense. 

He said it is fun to watch his friends in a dressing room wearing those clothes. 

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