Gundogan pledges to plant 5,000 trees in response to recent natural disasters

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gündogan has to pay for the planting of 5,000 trees in Germany and Turkey to help countries recover from recent environmental disasters.

Large parts of Germany experienced severe flooding in July after several river basins erupted as a result of extreme rainfall, while Turkey was hit by devastating forest fires due to soaring temperatures.

In an effort to keep the two nations on their feet, the Germany international has agreed to help with their environmental recovery, as well as auction off unique ‘money can’t buy’ fan packages such as tickets, shoes and shirts covering his football career. nowadays.


This follows several other charitable initiatives that Gundogan has undertaken in recent months, such as sending 3000 meals in Indonesia during the month of Ramadan in April 2021, and launch of a charitable campaign to support local Manchester businesses struggling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“There has already been a lot of coverage about the floods in Germany and the fires in Turkey. I was very concerned about these two tragedies,” Gundogan said.

“For me, who have family and friends in both countries, it was hard to believe because the two events were so opposite in their respective extremes. It cannot be denied that climate change has played a role in this regard.

“It is especially important that we lead by example now that events like summer 2021 do not become a daily occurrence for our children in a few years and do not happen again and again.

“We all have to be aware that we are all in the same boat. During the Covid-19 pandemic, it was possible to make very swift political decisions around the world. But why is it often impossible for climate protection and always so complicated?

“Even in primary school, you learn how important trees are for people and for our climate. I would like to play a small role in this campaign to bring more attention to this issue, but also to provide financial support.

Fan packages are available to bid by clicking here and include:

FC Nuremberg:

  • 1x 30 min Zoom Call with Ilkay Gündogan and FCN legend Marek Mintal
  • 2 VIP tickets for the home game of 1. FCN against FC St. Pauli on 28.11.
  • A surprise package of FCN merchandise
  • A pair of signature adidas Copa football boots

Borussia Dortmund:

  • 2 tickets for BVB vs FC Köln on 30.10.
  • Items worn from the 2013 Champions League season
  • A pair of signature adidas Copa football boots

Manchester City:

  • Exclusive invitation to Ilkay Gündogan’s box for a Premier League home match in Manchester for two against West Ham United
  • Two signed Manchester City shirts
  • A pair of signature adidas Copa football boots

Germany (DFB):

  • 2 VIP tickets for the Germany-Liechtenstein match in Wolfsburg on 11.11.
  • Signed and flocked DFB jerseys
  • A pair of signature adidas Copa football boots

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