Özgürcan Özcan

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Özgürcan Özcan
Personal information
Full name Özgürcan Özcan
Date of birth (1988-04-10) 10 April 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Antalya, Turkey
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Akhisar Belediyespor
Number 23
Youth career
1999–2002 Manavgat Belediyespor
2002–2006 Galatasaray
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Galatasaray A2 75 (47)
2004–2010 Galatasaray 3 (0)
2007 Kayserispor (loan) 8 (3)
2008 Gaziantepspor (loan) 9 (0)
2008–2009 Sakaryaspor (loan) 31 (17)
2009–2010 Çaykur Rizespor (loan) 24 (1)
2010–2011 Adanaspor 12 (1)
2011–2012 Karşıyaka 28 (4)
2012– Denizlispor 3 (0)
National team
2002 Turkey U15 2 (1)
2003–2004 Turkey U16 23 (15)
2004–2005 Turkey U17 26 (12)
2005–2006 Turkey U18 5 (2)
2006–2007 Turkey U19 10 (2)
2006–2008 Turkey U21 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 July 2010

Özgürcan Özcan (born April 10, 1988 in Antalya, Turkey) is a Turkish football player who plays as a forward. He is currently playing for Akhisar Belediyespor.

Early career[edit]

He won a World Fair-Play award after informing the referee that he scored a goal with his hand in a match between Galatasaray and Denizlispor youth teams. The goal was cancelled and he was shown a yellow card.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Galatasaray[edit]

He has been trained by the Galatasaray youth department and was chosen for the professional team by Gheorghe Hagi in the 2004/2005 season. He never appeared in any official match squad. He made his debut in a Turkish Cup match against Mersin İdman Yurdu, on October 27, 2005. He scored a goal in the same match.

Turkish legendary striker Hakan Şükür has said, "Özgürcan is a new product of Galatasaray football academy. He is my 'crown prince'(heir apparent)". This statement raised expectations from him by the media. He has many important features as a striker (i.e.) good at jumping, heading, stamina and composure despite his young age. "[3]

Kayserispor[edit]

Özgürcan was lent out on loan to Kayserispor in the season of 2006/2007.[4]

Gaziantepspor[edit]

Once again he is loaned to Gaziantepspor for the season of 2007/2008.

Sakaryaspor[edit]

Özgürcan was loaned out Sakaryaspor during the August 2009 transfer window.[5] He started his loan scoring 17 goals in 31 league matches.

Çaykur Rizespor[edit]

He joined fellow TFF First League club Çaykur Rizespor on loan of the season.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 July 2010

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Galatasaray 2004–05 0 0 0 0 - - - 0 0
2005–06 1 0 2 1 1 0 - - 4 1
2006–07 2 0 1 0 - - - 3 0
Total 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 7 1
Kayserispor 2006–07 8 3 1 0 - - - 9 3
Total 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
Gaziantepspor 2007–08 9 0 1 0 - - 10 0
Total 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Sakaryaspor 2008–09 31 17 1 0 - - 32 17
Total 31 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 17
Çaykur Rizespor 2009–10 24 1 2 1 - - 26 2
Total 24 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 26 2
Adanaspor 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 75 21 8 2 1 0 0 0 84 23

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