Atila Turan

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Atila Turan
Personal information
Full name Atila Turan
Date of birth (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Migennes, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Stade de Reims
Number 15
Youth career
1998–2006 Cheminotte de Migennes
2006–2008 Stade Auxerrois
2008–2010 Grenoble
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Grenoble 22 (3)
2011–2013 Sporting CP 0 (0)
2011–2012 Beira-Mar (loan) 6 (0)
2012–2013 Orduspor (loan) 21 (1)
2013– Stade de Reims 7 (0)
National team
2007–2008 France U16 7 (0)
2008–2009 France U17 17 (0)
2009–2010 France U18 9 (0)
2010–2011 France U19 4 (1)
2013– Turkey U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 April 2013

Atila Turan (born 10 April 1992) is a Turkish footballer who currently plays for French Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims and the Turkish national under-21 team. He plays mainly as a left midfielder, but is also capable of playing as a left-back.[1]

Turan is a France youth international having earned caps at under-16, under-17, under-18, and under-19 level. With the under-17 team, he played at the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. In February 2013, he was called up to the Turkish under-21 team for the upcoming match against Norway.[2]

Club career[edit]

Grenoble[edit]

Of Turkish origin,[3] Turan was born in Migennes and played youth football for two amateur clubs in the Yonne department before securing a move to professional club Grenoble in July 2008. After three years in the club's youth academy, on 3 February 2010, he signed his first professional contract, agreeing to a three-year deal.[1] Turan made his professional debut on 30 July 2010 in a 2–1 defeat to Guingamp in a Coupe de la Ligue match.[4] He made his first Ligue 2 appearance the following week in a 1–0 win over Le Havre.[5]

Turan scored his first professional goal on 29 October 2010, netting the equalizing goal in a 1–1 home draw against Ajaccio.[6] A week later, he scored his second career goal in a 4–3 defeat to Châteauroux.[7] Turan finished his debut campaign with 24 total appearances and three goals as Grenoble finished the season last, which led to a second consecutive relegation to the Championnat National, the third level of French football.[8]

Sporting CP[edit]

Despite Grenoble's performance during the 2010–11 season, Turan earned individual praise for his performances and was, subsequently, scouted by several clubs abroad, most notably Spanish club Barcelona and Italian club Fiorentina.[3][9] On 24 June 2011, Turan confirmed to Portuguese radio station Rádio Renascença that he was in negotiations with Sporting Clube de Portugal, however, due to the lengthy judicial process that led to the liquidation of Grenoble being in session, both the club and player were unable to further talks.[10] A month later, after the liquidation of Grenoble was announced, the move was confirmed and Turan was introduced as a Sporting CP player.[11] He signed a five-year contract with the Lisbon club, which included a minimum fee release clause of €30 million.[12]

After failing to make a competitive appearance with Sporting, on 31 August 2011, Turan was loaned to fellow Primeira Liga team S.C. Beira-Mar until the end of the season.[13] On 15 October, he made his debut for Beira-Mar in a 1–0 defeat to Marítimo in the Portuguese Cup. A week later, Turan made his league debut appearing as a substitute in a defeat to Benfica.

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 16 March 2012)

Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grenoble 2010–11 22 3 2 0 24 3
Total 22 3 2 0 24 3
Sporting CP 2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beira-Mar (loan) 2011–12 6 0 2 0 8 0
Total 6 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Career total 28 3 4 0 0 0 32 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Trophée des Champions, Taça de Portugal, Taça da Liga, and Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira matches
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Supercup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Atila Turan passe pro" [Atila Turan turns pro] (in French). GreNews. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ümit Milli Takımı'nın Norveç maçı aday kadrosu açıklandı". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Le Barca recalé....un joueur de Grenoble" [Barca failed....by a player from Grenoble] (in French). Le 10 Sport. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Feuille de match GF38 – EA Guingamp" [Grenoble – Guingamp match report] (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Feuille de match GF38 – Havre AC" [Grenoble – Le Havre match report] (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Feuille de match Grenoble – AC Ajaccio" [Grenoble – Ajaccio match report] (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Feuille de match Châteauroux – Grenoble" [Châteauroux – Grenoble match report] (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Evian rigole, Grenoble relégué" [Evian through, Grenoble relegated] (in French). L'Équipe. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Fiorentina entra na corrida Atila Turan" [Fiorentina enters the race for Atila Turan]. Desporto (in Portuguese). MSN. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Atila Turan reforça Sporting" [Atila Turan strengthens Sporting] (in Portuguese). ZeroZero. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Sporting take on Atila Turan". Union of European Football Associations. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Turan já foi apresentado" [Turan has been presented] (in Portuguese). Record. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Turan no Beira-Mar" [Turan at Beira-Mar] (in Portuguese). Record. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 

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