German league and cup winner. Italian league winner. He is also a Champions League winner, although he was not actively involved in the competition in 2013, when he was just 19 years old, but three and five years later respectively, he played in the final of Europe's biggest club competition in both 2016 and 2018 with Liverpool FC – Emre Can knows how to win titles and reach big finals.
Since 31 January 2020, the versatile defensive player has been part of the Borussia Dortmund squad, initially on loan until the end of the season. If the agreed conditions are met, the loan will turn into a permanent transfer. "In Emre Can, we are getting a German national player who can be used in several positions as part of various systems, both in defence and in central midfield. A player who, alongside his technical ability, brings physical attributes and has a strong desire to win," said sporting director, Michael Zorc.
Emre Can was born on 12 January 1994 as the son of Turkish parents in Frankfurt am Main. He played for the Eintracht youth team for three years (2006 to 2009) and then moved to the Bayern Munich U17s. On 12 August 2012, he made his first-team debut in the 2-1 victory in the Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund. Six months later, he played his first Bundesliga match (13 April 2013). In the season in which Bayern won the treble – the Bundesliga, DFB Cup, UEFA Champions League (2012/13) – the youngster was actively used in both domestic competitions.
In the 2013/14 season, Can joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen and was signed by Liverpool just one year later, where he played a total of 167 games between 2014 and 2018. In the 2018/19 season, he moved to Juventus in the Italian Serie A, where he was a regular and played a decisive role in winning the league in 2019. However, he was only named in the starting eleven twice after the change of manager for the 19/20 season. In January 2020, he decided to move to BVB: "I've always had a soft spot for this club and can't wait to play for the first time in front of the fans for whom Borussia Dortmund is known all over the world."
Since the U15s, Emre Can has played for all the German junior national teams and made his senior national debut in the European Championship qualifier against Poland on 4 September 2015 in his home town of Frankfurt. He was a member of the German Confederations Cup winning team in 2017.