Man City midfielder Gundogan donates Champions League bonus to childhood club
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Man City midfielder Gundogan donates Champions League bonus to childhood club

Ilkay Gundogan has donated his Champions League bonus to his childhood club Hessler 06. 

Gundogan, who spent a decade at Hessler before switching to Bochum's academy donated his bonus in a bid to help them fund a new artificial pitch.

"We are still very closely connected to the club, because we spent large parts of our childhood here," Gundogan's manager and uncle Ilhan said.

"When Ilkay heard that many children were withdrawing because there was no artificial pitch, it hit him hard."

The Manchester City midfielder will put in the vast majority of £258,000 being paid by Hessler 06, using the entirety of the bonus he received from City after their run to the final. 

Pep Guardiola's men suffered a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the finals of the Champions League on May 29th. 

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