Emrah Eren

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Emrah Eren
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-11-13) 13 November 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Istanbul, Turkey
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Akhisar Belediyespor
Number 34
Youth career
1990–1993 Gaziosmanpaşaspor
1993–1995 İstanbulspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 İstanbulspor
1995–1996 Kartalspor (loan)
1996–1999 Adanaspor 30 (1)
1999–2002 Galatasaray 10 (0)
2000–2001 → İstanbulspor (loan) 32 (0)
2001–2002 Gaziantepspor (loan) 7 (0)
2002–2003 Kocaelispor 32 (2)
2003–2006 Trabzonspor 68 (0)
2006 Malatyaspor 17 (0)
2006–2008 Çaykur Rizespor 60 (2)
2008–2009 Gaziantepspor 8 (0)
2009–2010 Giresunspor 9 (0)
2010–2011 Konyaspor 2 (0)
2011 Denizlispor 12 (0)
2011– Akhisar Belediyespor 92 (4)
National team
1997–2000 Turkey U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Emrah Eren (born 13 November 1978) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Akhisar Belediyespor.

Emrah has played over 250 matches at Turkish Super League and was a Turkey U21 internationals.

Career[edit]

Emrah began his career at Gaziosmanpaşa in his teenage years, playing on the right side of defence and midfield. He became professional in İstanbulspor in 1995. He soon found himself at Super Lig team Adanaspor, and immediately made his mark despite his youth. His talent earned him a place in the Turkish under-21 team, first at 1997 Mediterranean Games where he continued to impress the scouts from many teams. Displaying pace, power, technique and hard work it was obvious that he would soon join a big team.

In the summer of 1999, he joined Galatasaray. His time there was brief, as he failed to earn much playing time. He was loaned out to Istanbulspor for a while but found that his experience on his return to Galatasaray would be the same as he had been through before. At the beginning of the 2002 season he joined league strugglers Kocaelispor. Here he found regular playing time and refound his form and began to show signs of fulfilling his promise that he had displayed in his younger years. His efficient defending combined with runs into the opposition half made him one of the stars of the team. Unfotunately, Kocaelispor were relegated from the Superlig. Emrah left to join the Black Sea club Trabzonspor.

At Trabzonspor, Emrah has established himself as one of the best defenders in Turkish football. He has fulfilled much of the potential that he showed in his youth. He is a fan favourite due to his modesty and hard work in the team. In July 2005 he extended his contract with the team for a further three years, to 2008.

In January 2006, he joined Malatyaspor.

Emrah Eren is married with one child.

In June 2010, Emrah Eren signed a 1 year contract with Konyaspor.

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