Man City Star Provides Vehicle To Help Disabled People In Turkish Town

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has donated a vehicle to help transport people in wheelchairs in his families hometown of Dursunbey, in Balikesir, Turkey.

There are a total of 300 wheelchair users in the town, the new vehicle will be able to service their needs.

The Dursunbey council launched a project to raise awareness and make the town more disability friendly to coincide with Gundogan’s vehicle.

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Dursunbey council leader Ramazan Bahcavan said: “I want to thank Ilkay Gundogan as well as his mother and father for the hard work they have put into this project. The new vehicle will be available to all wheelchair users in the town at their request from the council. The service is open to the public, free of charge thanks to Ilkay and Irfan’s efforts. It is worth remembering we could all end up in a wheelchair or with a disability, we must be more considerate and embrace everyone in society.”

Gundogan has been involved in several projects aimed at helping develop Dursunbey and even has a stadium named after him.

Ilkay Gundogan’s stadium project

Local club Dursunbey Belediyespor named their stadium after the 27-year-old.


Gundogan helps sponsor the team and also fund coaches, training equipment.

The midfielder is currently in Russia on international duty with the Germany national team at the World Cup.

Gundogan did not make an appearance in the 1-0 defeat to Mexico but will be available for the second match against Sweden.