Caner Erkin

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Caner Erkin
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Personal information
Full name Caner Erkin
Date of birth (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Balıkesir, Turkey
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left winger / Left Back
Club information
Current club Fenerbahçe
Number 88
Youth career
2002–2004 Manisaspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Manisaspor 43 (4)
2007–2010 CSKA Moscow 36 (2)
2009–2010 Galatasaray (loan) 22 (3)
2010– Fenerbahçe 100 (5)
National team
2004–2005 Turkey U17 19 (8)
2005 Turkey U18 3 (0)
2005–2006 Turkey U19 7 (4)
2006–2012 Turkey U21 14 (1)
2006– Turkey 26 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2013

Caner Erkin (Turkish pronunciation: [d͡ʒaneɾ æɾcin], born 4 October 1988) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Fenerbahçe and the Turkish national team. Despite playing back in both Fenerbahçe and Turkish National Team he is not an attacking fullback. He is a defending left winger best known with his fine dripling skills, tremendous crossing abilities as well as free-kicks. He prefers assisting as a playing style but famous with his agressivness.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Erkin began his professional career at the start of the 2004–05 season with Manisaspor who at the time were playing in the Second Division. That season they won the league and got promoted to the Süper Lig. During his 1.5-year stay at Manisaspor in, he scored 5 goals in 39 games. In the January 2007 transfer window, he moved to CSKA Moscow, for a £3.5 million transfer fee. He has played a total of 40 games, 7 in the UEFA Champions League and also won the Russian Super Cup on two occasions. On 31 August 2009, Galatasaray signed Erkin on a one-year loan from CSKA Moscow with an option to purchase at the end of the season.[1] Initially he played as a left-back and was mainly used as a substitute for Hakan Balta, however during the season, coach Frank Rijkaard played him in a more advanced position on the left wing due to his greater attacking ability. He scored his first goal for Galatasaray during a Türkiye Kupası game against Trabzonspor.

Fenerbahçe[edit]

Caner with Burak Yılmaz during the derby match

He wanted to move during the new season to Fenerbahçe. Fenerbahçe paid around €2 million detachment and Erkin penned a contract with Fenerbahçe in a deal which will see him to a four-year contract until 30 June 2014. He was transferred mainly as a substitute on the left wing. Since he can play both as a left fullback or as a left midfielder he will see a lot of playing time. He has exceptional ball control w hihen using his left foot, but he is yet to improve with his right. He can take on defenders with ease due to his quality dribbling. He has exceptional crossing ability, and is a threat when he attempt a long shot. He's also part of the national team and has a chance to be a regular starter for Hiddink's team. Caner played in theEuropa League quarter final match against SS Lazio and scored a goal for Fenerbahçe to reach the semi final.

International career[edit]

Erkin made his debut for the Turkish national football team at the age of 17 in a friendly match against Ghana in May 2006. His first goal was against Ukraine in 5 June 2012.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Player[edit]

As of 6 December 2013[3]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manisaspor 2004–05 4 0 0 0 - - 4 0
2005–06 24 2 0 0 - - 24 2
2006–07 15 2 2 0 - - 17 2
Total 43 4 2 0 0 0 45 4
CSKA 2007 8 1 4 0 2 0 14 1
2008 18 1 3 1 2 0 23 2
2009 7 0 1 0 3 0 11 0
Total 33 2 8 1 7 0 48 3
Galatasaray 2009–10 17 0 6 3 4 0 27 3
Total 17 0 6 3 4 0 27 3
Fenerbahçe 2010–11 22 1 3 0 1 0 26 1
2011–12 31 2 5 1 - - 36 3
2012–13 30 0 7 1 16 3 53 4
2013–14 12 1 1 0 2 0 15 1
Total 95 4 16 2 19 3 130 8
Career total 188 10 32 6 30 3 250 18

International[edit]

[4]

Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 2 0
2008 1 0
2009 3 0
2010 2 0
2011 1 0
2012 9 1
2013 8 0
Total 26 1

International goals[edit]

[4]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 June 2012 Audi Sportpark, Ingolstadt, Germany  Ukraine 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

CSKA Moscow[edit]

Fenerbahçe[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Türkiye Kupası, Süper Kupa, Russian Cup, Russian Super Cup
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newcomer to Galatasaray
  2. ^ "TFF Stats". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b Caner Erkin at National-Football-Teams.com

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