At 30 years old, Emre Can has this physical status:
Emre Can (born 12 January 1994) is a German professional footballer who plays for both Juventus and the Germany national team as a central midfielder.
Can also played as a defensive midfielder, center back, and full back. He began his senior career at Bayern Munich, mostly in the club's reserve team, before moving to Bayer Leverkusen in 2013.
He was signed by Liverpool for £9.75 million, where he appeared in over 150 appearances in all sports before joining Juventus in 2018. Can represent Germany from Under-15 to Under-21, and at the 2015 Under-21 European Championships.
He made his senior debut in September 2015 and was selected for the 2016 European Championship.
He was part of the German squad that won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, scoring his first international goal in the following year.
Can is a practising Muslim.
Cenk Tosun, a Turkish national footballer, posted a photo on Instagram in which he expressed sympathy for troops wounded in the Turkish offensive in north-eastern Syria in October. Can and lkay Gündo'an, both German nationals of Turkish descent, were initially raving about the article, but they were later withdrawn; however, they later deleted their likes. "I am a complete pacifist and against all forms of war," Can told the German daily newspaper daily Bild, adding that he accidently loved the article while scrolling through his timeline.
Born in 1994 in Frankfurt, Canelb Frankfurt, Germany, joined local side SV Blau-Gelb Frankfurt at the age of six and continued at the club until 2006. He spent most of his time with both Frankfurt clubs in midfield, where he assumed an attacking role. After being signed by Bayern Munich in 2009, he moved to Bavaria at the age of 15.
Can was active in the centre-back role in Bayern's academy before returning to midfield when he first started playing for Bayern Munich II in the Regionalliga Bayern. He made his debut in the 2012 DFL-Supercup and his Bundesliga debut against 1. FC Nürnberg is a club that plays football. It was founded on March 13, 2013. In a 1–0 home win over SC Freiburg on Saturday, the club's first and only league goal was scored. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luiz Gustavo, and Javi Martez, a player for Bayern's midfield, made only seven senior appearances before signing for Bayer Leverkusen in 2013 in the search of regular game-time.
Can has signed a four-year contract with Bayer 04 Leverkusen on August 2nd. In the deal that would have allowed Bayern to re-sign Can for a set-fee in 2015, a right that Bayern later refused to use.
In a 2–0 loss at FC Schalke 04 on Friday, Can made his debut for die Werkself on August 31, coming as an 80th-minute replacement for Stefan Reinartz. In a 2–1 victory over FC Augsburg on Sunday, his first game for the club came when he scored the winner against FC Augsburg. In a match that ended 4–2 in the favour of the English team, Can made his UEFA Champions League debut against Manchester United at Old Trafford later this month.
Can scored four goals and four assists in 39 appearances in his first season with Leverkusen, while mainly working in a defensive role. Can's appearances in both the Bundesliga and Champions League sparked much anticipation from English club Liverpool, who pointed to Can's success in both the Bundesliga and Champions League.
Can will play for Liverpool after the Merseyside club activated his £9.75 million (€12 million) release provision on June 5th, 2014. In a press conference later this week, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers described Can as a "inspirational young talent." On July 3, 2014, the move was completed.
Can made his professional debut for the club on August 25, 2014, when he was brought on as a replacement for Joe Allen in a 3–1 loss to Manchester City. He sustained an ankle injury while on duty with the German under-21 team and was hospitalized for six weeks. Can made his first appearance for Liverpool in a 3–2 win over Queens Park Rangers on October 19th, after recovering from injury. In an eventual 2–1 loss to Chelsea, he scored his first Liverpool goal on Monday, with a long-range shot past Thibaut Courtois, opening the scoring. Can was stamped on by Chelsea forward Diego Costa during a League Cup semi-final loss on January 27, 2015; referee Michael Oliver did not discipline the situation; however, Costa was suspended for three matches by the FA. Can received his first red card for Liverpool in a 4–1 loss at the Emirates Stadium in April. Despite being primarily a midfielder, Can spent most of his debut season in defense and ended up appearing 40 times in all competitions.
Can scored his first goal of the 2015-16 season on Tuesday in Liverpool's UEFA Europa League match against Rubin Kazan at Anfield. It was the club's first goal under new manager Jürgen Klopp's tenure. In a 6–0 win over Aston Villa on February 14, he scored his first league goal of the season. Can was often used at center-back or fullback under Rodgers, but following Klopp's arrival, he was moved to his new position as a central midfielder. Klopp lauded him for his development and became a key cog in Liverpool's midfield. In the Europa League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund on April 14, 2016, Can ruptured his ankle ligaments. He was initially rejected for the remainder of the domestic season. Nevertheless, he returned ahead of schedule and took part in the second leg of the semi-final against Villarreal. Can later revealed that he trained for 8 hours a day for three weeks in order to get ready for the Villarreal game.
Can scored his first goal of the season on October 29th in Liverpool's 4–2 victory over Crystal Palace on October 29. Can scored Liverpool's third goal in their 6–1 victory over Watford, which took them to 1st position in the Premier League for the first time under Jürgen Klopp. Can scored in Liverpool's 4–3 loss to Bournemouth on December 4th. Can scored the winning goal in Liverpool's 2–1 victory over Burnley on Wednesday, a game that Klopp described as a "ugly win." Can scored an overhead kick in a 1–0 victory over Watford on May 1, 2017, earning him the BBC Goal of the Season and a Carling Goal of the Season awards later this year.
Can scored twice against Hoffenheim in the second leg of the Champions League play-off round on the night, with a 4–2 victory for Liverpool on the night and a 6–3 win on aggregate on August 23. These were his first goals for Liverpool in the new season. Can be praised for his contribution during Liverpool's 4–0 victory over Arsenal on August 27th. Can scored in Liverpool's 3–0 victory over Slovenian side Maribor on Monday. In a 5-1 away victory over Brighton & Hove Albion, where he appeared centre-back, he scored his first league goal of the season. Can scored the opening goal in Liverpool's 3–0 victory over Huddersfield Town at the Kirklees Stadium on January 30. In Liverpool's 4–1 victory over West Ham United on February 24, he scored the opener. Can sustained a muscle injury in his back during a game against Watford on March 17th, and it was reported that he could miss the remainder of the season if he were out injured. Can return in time for the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid, but only on the bench. In the 83rd minute, he came on as a replacement for James Milner. Liverpool lost the game by a score of 3–1.
Can, along with Jon Flanagan and several youth players, were released by Liverpool's official website on June 8, 2018 - on the first day of their professional website, and on July 1, 2018.
Following the expiration of Can's deal with Liverpool, the Italian club paid €16 million in additional fees for his services on June 21, 2018. After Hans Mayer Heuberger, Josef Edmund Hertz, Helmut Haller, Thomas Härtzler, Thomas Häßler, Jürgen Kohler, Andreas Möller, Sami Khedira, and Benedikt Höwedes, will all be able to play for Juventus. Can's deal included a €50 million release provision, but it was only applicable to clubs outside of Italy and beginning with his third year of service; it was the first time Juventus had included a release clause in one of its player's deals. In a 3–2 away victory over Chievo Verona on 18 August, he made his Serie A debut on August 18th, starting as a substitute. Can scored his first goal for the club in a 3–0 home win over the same opponents on January 21.
Juventus' new boss, Maurizio Sarri, dropped Can and Mario Manduki's out of the club's Champions League squad for the group stage of the season at the start of the 2019-20-20 season.
Borussia Dortmund announced that Can's signing on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season, with the promise to buy. Can made his Dortmund debut on February 8th, scoring a goal in a 4-3 away loss to Bayer Leverkusen. The contract was made permanent on a four-year loan for €25 million on February 18, 2020, with the loan owing to the 2019-20 season.
Can was able to play for Turkey's national football team due to his Turkish roots, but he said he "loves playing for Germany very much and wants to make it in the DFB."
Call-ups for the German U15, U16, and U17 youth football teams have been invited. He was a member of the U17 team in 2011 who finished runners-up at the European Championships. He was also selected in the tournament's squad. He captained the team in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup and led his side to the semi-finals later that year. He scored a solo goal against Mexico in the semi-finals, skipped past one and accelerated forward until defeating two other opponents and evading the goalkeeper, but Germany lost 3–2.
He appeared for the under-21 squad at the 2015 European Championship in the Czech Republic, starting all four matches. Can scored with a 17th-minute equalizer from the edge of the penalty area in a 1–1 draw against Serbia in their opening game at Letná Stadium in Prague on June 17th. Can reached a slide-rule pass to assist Kevin Volland's flawless finish in the 32nd minute in their second group match at the Eden Arena in Prague against Denmark on June 20th. Can was awarded a free-kick in the 47th minute, from which Volland doubled the lead after a spectacularly weighted free-kick from 25 meters out. Just five minutes after leading to a 3–0 victory, Matthias Ginter brought the score to head in Amin Younes' cross. Following a 5–0 loss to Portugal on June 27th, Cane has been knocked out of the semi-finals.
Can received his first senior call-up from manager Joachim Löw on August 28, 2015, ahead of his UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Poland and Scotland the following month. He made his debut in the first game on September 4th and was a full 90 minutes at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt.
Can was selected in Germany's final 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 on May 31st. In the 2–0 semi-final loss to France, his sole appearance in the tournament came, a match that Can't begin.
Can was selected in Germany's final 23-man squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup on May 17th. In Germany's first game, a 3–2 victory over Australia, can make an appearance as a replacement. He will be present in all five of his team's games in the competition, as Germany defeated Chile in the final.
In a 5–1 home win over Azerbaijan in a 2018 World Cup qualifier, he scored his first senior international goal on October 8th.
He was left out of Germany's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in May 2018.
He was selected to the squad for the UEFA Euro 2020 on May 2021.