At 27 years old, Mahmoud Dahoud has this physical status:
Mahmoud Dahoud (born 1 January 1996) is a German professional footballer who plays for Borussia Dortmund and the German U21 national team as a midfielder.
He made his playing debut for Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2014 and made 85 appearances for the club before moving to Dortmund three years later. Dahoud has represented Germany at U18, U19, and U21 levels, as well as being a member of the U21 team that lifted the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2017.
Mahmoud Dahoud began playing for juniors with Langenfeld soccer club Germania Reusrath and Fortuna Düsseldorf before signing for Gladbach at the age of 14 in 2010. He spent the next five years in Gladbach's academy before breaking into the first team in 2014.
Dahoud was given his first team debut by boss Lucien Favre in a 7–0 Europa League play-off victory over FK Sarajevo on August 27, 2014, when the team's captain came off the bench in the 55th minute to replace Christoph Kramer. Dahoud had signed his first professional contract only a week before his first appearance for Gladbach, committing to a deal to keep him at the club until June 2018. He only made two more senior appearances over the course of the season, one against Apollon in the Europa League and the other against Borussia Dortmund to make his Bundesliga debut at the end of the season. Dahoud made his debut in the Bundesliga as the first Syrian-born player to play in the league.
Dahoud saw his game time increase with Die Fohlen, establishing himself as a key figure in new boss André Schubert's midfield after Favre's dismissal early in the 2015-16 Bundesliga season. In Schubert's first game as coach, he scored his first goal for the club on September 23, 2015, defeating Augsburg 4–2. Dahoud made his Champions League debut against Sevilla from the bench last week before heading to Man City against Schubert later this month. Dahoud's immediate impact in his new beginning in his new role as the Fans' Player of the Month for September was acknowledged by the supporters who voted him into theţeles of the Month. After an all-conquering display against their side, scoring once and setting up two more in a 5-1 win, he received a standing ovation from the$eintracht Frankfurt supporters in October. Dahoud scored the match winning goal against Köln on Valentine's Day this year. Dahoud had appeared in 32 league appearances, scoring 5 goals and assisting 9 as Gladbach finished fourth in the Bundesliga, qualifying for the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League qualifiers.
Dahoud's agent revealed in August 2016 that he had turned down a new deal with Gladbach based on the assumption that he would be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season. Following good news that Liverpool and reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain had contacted Gladbach for his signature, he released this. In a 1–0 victory over SV Drochtersen/Assel on August 20th, he made his first appearance of the season. On November 26, he scored his first goal of the season, netting the opener in Gladbach's 1–1 Bundesliga draw with Hoffenheim. In a 2–2 Europa League draw with fellow Bundesliga team Schalke, he scored his first goal in European competitions on March 16, 2017. Dahoud's goal, which had put Gladbach 2–0 up at halftime, wasn't enough to secure his team's progression, however, as a late rally from Schalke saw Gladbach knocked out of the tournament on the away goals rule.
Dahoud will join Borussia Dortmund in the fall of the season with just a year remaining on his deal, according to Gladbach, who revealed on March 30th that Dahoud will join Borussia Dortmund for a reported €12 million. He ultimately played in 41 games for the club, but Gladbach backers booed him in his later appearances due to his impending departure as the club's ninth position came to an end.
Dahoud officially joined Borussia Dortmund on July 1st. "Mo Dahoud is a highly skilled and exciting central midfield player for several years, according to Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc." He has already demonstrated that he can cut it to the highest degree. On August 6, he made his club debut, losing by a penalty shootout to Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup. Dahoud assisted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in scoring BVB's third goal in Dortmund's 4–0 cup victory over sixth-tier club 1. FC Rielasingen-Arlen.
In a 4–1 victory over RB Leipzig on August 26, Dahoud scored his first Bundesliga goal for his club. During the first half of the season, he was used sparingly by boss Lucien Favre, but Thomas Delaney and Axel Witsel were preferred in midfield.
Dahoud had a difficult season due to injuries, lack of realism, and a difficult playing field in the Dortmund midfield, in which he appeared in 14 matches in all competitions.
In a 3–2 away win over Sevilla in the 2020-21 Champions League round of 16, he scored his first Champions League goal in 2021. Dahoud's 2021 DFB-Pokal final against RB Leipzig began on May 13th, 2021. He won his second trophy with Borussia Dortmund after winning the final and assisting with an assist to a Jadon Sancho goal in the 5th minute.
Dahoud made his debut for the Germany specifically at U18 and U19 levels on March 24, 2016, defeating the Faroe Islands as a replacement in a 4–1 victory over the Faroe Islands on March 24, 2016, before making his complete debut against Russia a week later. He was selected in Germany's 23-man squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Poland the following year. Germany Ferienhausen was ultimately crowned champions after defeating Spain 1–0 in the final to regain the trophy. Dahoud is also eligible to represent Syria, though he denied that he was involved in doing so and that he aspired to play for Germany.
Dahoud made his debut against Turkey on October 7th in a friendly match against Turkey on October 7, 2020.
DFB-Pokal matches are included in this series.2 includes UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League matches.3 Includes DFL-Supercup matches.