German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. In 1999, Goretzka started his ลีออน โกเรทซ์ก้า with Werner SV 06 Bochum.
He stayed for two years with the WSV before making the move to VfL Bochum in 2001. On 30 July 2012, Goretzka was awarded the 2012 under-17 Fritz Walter Medal in gold. On 4 August 2012, Goretzka made his professional debut for the VfL Bochum in the 2. 13 season at VfL Bochum and was their standout performer as VfL Bochum narrowly avoided relegation from the 2. On 30 June 2013, Schalke 04 confirmed the transfer of Goretzka from VfL Bochum. He signed a five-year contract until 30 June 2018.
14 season, Goretzka had a promising first season scoring five goals in 32 appearances in all competitions. Goretzka became a regular starter in the second half of the season and helped Schalke finishing in third place in the Bundesliga behind champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. 15 season, Goretzka was limited to only 11 matches in all competitions due to a thigh injury. Goretzka returned from the injury on Matchday 24 against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 16 season, Goretzka scored two goals in 34 appearances in all competitions.
He was back to full fitness at the start of the season, but had several injuries throughout the season. 17 season, Goretzka played in a career-high 41 matches in all competitions, scoring eight goals. This was regarded as Goretzka’s best season to date as Goretzka flourished in a more attacking role. 18 season, Goretzka played in 29 matches in all competitions and scored four goals. This was his first season without European football since his arrival at Schalke in 2013. On 1 July, Goretzka officially joined Bayern. Goretzka signed a four-year contract until June 2022.