Jimmy Durmaz

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Jimmy Durmaz
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Durmaz lining up for Malmö FF in 2011
Personal information
Full name Jimmy Durmaz
Date of birth (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Örebro, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Olympiacos
Number 9
Youth career
2001–2005 BK Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 BK Forward 35 (4)
2008–2012 Malmö FF 91 (14)
2012–2014 Gençlerbirliği 61 (11)
2014– Olympiacos 7 (1)
National team
2009–2010 Sweden U21 8 (0)
2011– Sweden 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

Jimmy Durmaz, formerly known as Jimmy Touma, (born 22 March 1989 in Örebro) is a Swedish footballer playing for Olympiacos. His relatives Sharbel Touma and David Durmaz are also known footballers.[1]

Early life[edit]

Durmaz was born in the Swedish city Örebro, and is of Syriac ethnicity.[2] His family is from Midyat in Turkey,[3] and he is also a Turkish national.[4][5] He began playing for BK Forward in his early teens.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Malmö FF[edit]

Touma came to Malmö FF from BK Forward in July 2008. He made his Allsvenskan debut on 14 July 2008 against Hammarby IF. Prior to the 2009 season, he decided to switch his surname to Durmaz. His breakthrough came in the 2010 league winning season when he started in 15 games and played 27. Durmaz scored the opening goal against A.C. Milan in an exhibition game on 14 August 2011.[6] Durmaz continued to the play regularly for the club during the 2011 season and finished the season with 27 league matches played and four goals scored.

Gençlerbirliği[edit]

On 27 June 2012 Durmaz confirmed to Swedish media that he had signed a contract with Turkish club Gençlerbirliği S.K. for three years. Durmaz will either move to Gençlerbirliği on 1 July 2012 or on 1 January 2013 when his contract with Malmö runs out if the two clubs are unable to come to an agreement.[7] Durmaz transfer to the Turkish club was confirmed on 17 July 2012.[8]

Olympiacos[edit]

On 22 August 2014, Olympiacos announced the transfer of Jimmy Durmaz.[9]

International career[edit]

Durmaz made his debut for Sweden on 8 February 2011 in a friendly game against Cyprus.[10] Durmaz was selected for the annual training camp for the Sweden national team in January 2012. The squad selection for the camp traditionally feature the best Swedish players in domestic and other Scandinavian leagues.[11]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 January 2012 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha  Qatar U23 1–0 5–0 Friendly
2. 12 October 2014 Friends Arena, Stockholm  Liechtenstein 2–0 2–0 Euro 2016 qualifying

Career statistics[edit]

Jimmy Durmaz playing for Gençlerbirliği
As of 17 December 2012[12]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2005 BK Forward Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 22 2 0 0 22 2
2008 13 2 0 0 13 2
2008 Malmö FF Allsvenskan 9 2 0 0 9 2
2009 13 0 1 0 14 0
2010 27 2 2 0 29 2
2011 27 4 3 0 12 0 42 4
2012 15 6 0 0 15 6
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
2012–13 Gençlerbirliği Süper Lig 29 5 3 0 32 5
2013–14 32 6 1 0 33 6
Greece League Greek Football Cup Europe Total
2014-15 Olympiacos Superleague 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total Sweden 126 18 6 0 12 0 144 18
Turkey 61 11 4 0 0 0 65 11
Greece 7 1 1 0 0 0 8 1
Career total 193 29 11 0 12 0 217 29

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Malmö FF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Durmaz om mötet med sin nya klubb". svenskafans.com (in Swedish) (Svenska Fans). 14 October 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2012. .
  2. ^ "Ur ilskan växte årets stora succé". 
  3. ^ "Jımmy Durmaz: “Bu kulüpte herkes çok iyi!”". genclerbirligi.org.tr. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "JAKUP JİMMY DURMAZ - Player Details". TFF.org. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.fotbolltransfers.com/site/news/20506
  6. ^ "Malmö FF – AC Milan". everysport.com (in Swedish) (Everysport). 14 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Durmaz skrev på för Genclerbirligi: "Vågar inte vänta"". fotbollskanalen.se (in Swedish) (Fotbollskanalen). 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jimmy Durma(z)’dı geldi". genclerbirligi.org.tr (in Turkish) (Gençlerbirliği). 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Παίκτης του Ολυμπιακού ο Ντουρμάζ (in Greek), 22 August 2014, retrieved 22 August 2014 
  10. ^ "Debuten som gav Durmaz mersmak". sydsvenskan.se (in Swedish) (Sydsvenskan). 8 February 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Landslaget blir himmelsblågult: "Vi är stolta"". fotbollskanalen.se (in Swedish) (Fotbollskanalen). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Jimmy Durmaz". svenskfotboll.se (Swedish Football Association). Retrieved 16 August 2011. 

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