Ekrem Dağ

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Ekrem Dağ
Ekrem Hayyam Dag.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ekrem Hayyam Dağ
Date of birth (1980-12-05) 5 December 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Mardin, Turkey
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gaziantepspor
Number 47
Youth career
1995–1997 SVL Flavia Solva
1997–2001 SK Sturm Graz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 SK Sturm Graz 95 (10)
2005–2008 Gaziantepspor 82 (7)
2008–2012 Beşiktaş 88 (5)
2012– Gaziantepspor 32 (1)
Total 297 (23)
National team
2010– Austria 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2010

Ekrem Hayyam Dağ (born 5 December 1980 in Mardin, Turkey) is a Turkish-Austrian footballer who is currently playing for Gaziantepspor.[1]

Club career[edit]

Dağ started his career at SVL Flavia Solva but joined the youth team of SK Sturm Graz in 1997 where he made his professional debut four years later. In the summer of 2005 he returned to the land of his birth and signed for Gaziantepspor. In the summer of 2008, after three seasons in Gaziantep, Dağ signed in summer 2008 for Beşiktaş J.K. On 28 July Besiktas canceled his contract with permission of Dağ himself. In July 2012 Ekrem joined his former club Gaziantepspor.

Position[edit]

Dağ is an all-rounder and has played as right back, winger, right midfielder or in the left midfield.[2]

International career[edit]

Dağ was born in Turkey but came to Austria with his family when he was 8 years old. His father was a Gastarbeiter. Dağ grew up in Leibnitz and holds Austrian and Turkish dual nationality, making him eligible for both countries. Dağ chose Austria over Turkey, and was due to make his debut on 31 May 2009; however this dream was stopped by injury. Dağ was called up to the Austrian national team again on 10 October 2009 for the game against Lithuania,[3] but was an unused substitute. His first cap eventually came in a friendly against Denmark on 3 March 2010.[4] Austria won the match 2–1.

Honours[edit]

Beşiktaş[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teamspieler Ekrem Dag wechselt zu Gaziantepspor". krone.at. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  (German)
  2. ^ "Erst der Meistertitel, dann die ÖFB-Premiere". ÖFB. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  (German)
  3. ^ "Dag fiebert Debüt entgegen, ÖFB-Team sorgt für strahlende Kinderaugen". ÖFB. Retrieved 23 August 2014.  (German)
  4. ^ "691. Länderspiel". ÖFB. Retrieved 5 March 2010.  (German)

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