Matthias Ginter has been voted the German national team’s ‘Player of the Year’. This comes after his goal against Belarus was also voted as the national side’s ‘Goal of the Year’.
Matthias Ginter not only scored the ‘Goal of the Year’ for the German national team, but the Borussia defender has now been voted their ‘Player of the Year’. Ginter received 37% per cent of the votes, which equates to around 27,328 people, and therefore finished ahead of Serge Gnabry (28.3%) and Joshua Kimmich (8.4%) of Bayern Munich. “I didn’t expect this at all. So many other players had great years for us, like Serge Gnabry, Toni Kroos or Joshua Kimmich,” said Ginter. “But obviously I’m extremely happy that so many spectators and fans voted for me, it’s a real honour.”
Ginter played in six competitive matches throughout the year, making 29 appearances in total for his national team. His goal to give Germany the lead against Belarus during the 4-0 win in November 2019 was his first goal in a Germany shirt.