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 26)
Place of birth Balıkesir, Turkey
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
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 115 (6)
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 29 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2014

Caner Erkin (Turkish pronunciation: [d͡ʒaneɾ æɾcin], born 4 October 1988) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Turkish Süper Lig side Fenerbahçe and the Turkish national team.

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]

Fenerbahçe[edit]

Erkin signed for Fenerbahçe in 2010. Starting out as a left winger, he was slowly transformed into a left back. His performances with led to him being scouted by several prominent European clubs. However, he signed a new contract with Fenerbahçe on 14 July 2014.

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 30 May 2014[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 30 3 1 0 2 0 33 3
Total 113 6 16 2 19 3 148 11
Career total 206 12 32 6 30 3 268 21

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Fenerbahçe

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
2. 29 May 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  Honduras 2–0 2–0 Friendly

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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