Nuri Şahin (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈnuɾi ˈʃahin], born 5 September 1988) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Turkey national football team. He plays as a central midfielder and is known for his passing ability.
He began his career at Borussia Dortmund, spending six years there and winning the Bundesliga in 2011 – including a year-long loan at Feyenoord – before signing for Real Madrid in 2011 for €10 million. In August 2012, Şahin agreed to a one-year loan deal with Liverpool, which was terminated in January 2013 to allow him to return to Dortmund on an 18-month loan.
Şahin represents Turkey at international level and has done since under-16 level. He made his senior international debut in 2005 and has since earned over 45 caps, representing the nation at UEFA Euro 2016.
Şahin won the bronze ball prize at the 2005 Under-17 World Cup in Peru after a successful tournament with Turkey, finishing in fourth place. Şahin is the youngest player to have played and scored for Turkey. Notably, he scored during his debut which was a match against Germany, the country of his birth.
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