Özgür Çek

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Özgür Çek
Personal information
Full name Özgür Çek
Date of birth (1991-01-03) 3 January 1991 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Erbaa, Turkey
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Left back
Left winger
Club information
Current team
Eskişehirspor
Number 60
Youth career
2002–2004 Maltepespor
2004–2006 Pendikspor
2006–2009 Fenerbahçe
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Ankaraspor 1 (0)
2009–2010 Ankaragücü (loan) 1 (0)
2010–2012 Ankaragücü 37 (6)
2012–2013 Fenerbahçe 4 (0)
2013– Eskişehirspor 26 (4)
National team
2007 Turkey U16 12 (0)
2007–2008 Turkey U17 14 (3)
2008–2009 Turkey U18 8 (1)
2008–2010 Turkey U19 19 (2)
2009–2012 Turkey U21 15 (2)
2012– Turkey A2 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:54, 02 February 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:12, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Özgür Çek (born 3 January 1991) is a Turkish professional footballer. He plays as a left winger for Eskişehirspor in the Süper Lig .

Early years[edit]

Çek began his footballing at a Fenerbahçe school in Istanbul. In 2002, he moved to local club Maltepespor due to its proximity from his residence. He was transferred to Pendikspor in 2004, with club scouts having been impressed with his talent. Çek was persuaded by the clubs training facilities and former players who had gone through the youth system at Pendikspor. His dream was to eventually move to one of Istanbul's big three clubs: Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray. Çek later received offers from all three clubs in 2006, choosing Fenerbahçe in the end. In an interview, Çek remarked that he knew it was very hard for youth players to breakthrough into the first team at Fenerbahçe, but stated that his biggest dream was to play for the club.[3]

Club career[edit]

Fenerbahçe signed him to his first professional contract on 1 July 2006. However, he did not make any league appearances for the club, and was later sent to Ankaraspor as part of the deal that brought Özer Hurmacı to Fenerbahçe. His professional debut came against Gaziantepspor on 23 August 2009. Çek's career with the club didn't last long, as they were expelled from the league because of "its relationship with Ankaragücü, ruling that it was contrary to sporting competitiveness" (see 2009–10 in Turkish football).[4][5] As a result, Çek was loaned out to Ankaragücü for the rest of the season. His deal was made permanent at the end of the year, Ankaraspor having ceased operations, signing a five-year deal with Ankaragücü. Çek has been a regular fixture in the side for the 2010–11 season, starting the first seven matches while scoring two goals.[1]

Eskişehirspor[edit]

Özgür Çek signed a 3.5 year contract with Eskişehirspor on 5 January 2013.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ÖZGÜR ÇEK tff.org (Turkish), accessed 23 May 2010
  2. ^ 60 Özgür Cek transfermarkt.co.uk, accessed 23 May 2010
  3. ^ Mazlum Uluç (1 October 2010). "Sol çizgide açık çek: Özgür Çek" (in Turkish). tff.org. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ankaraspor 'etkisiz eleman'" (in Turkish). ntvmsnbc.com. 9 October 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ankaraspor ligden düşürüldü!" (in Turkish). fanatik.net. 15 September 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Özgür Çek'i Es-Es kaptı" (in Turkish). ligtv.com.tr. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 

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