Jimmy Durmaz playing for Sweden in 2014
|Full name||Jakup Jimmy Durmaz|
|Date of birth||22 March 1989|
|Place of birth||Örebro, Sweden|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Jimmy Durmaz, formerly known as Jimmy Touma, (born 22 March 1989 in Örebro) is a Swedish footballer who also has Turkish citizenship playing for Gençlerbirliği. He is an ethnic Assyrian/Syriac. His relatives Sharbel Touma and David Durmaz are also known footballers.
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. 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.
On 27 June 2012 Durmaz confirmed to Swedish media that he had signed a contract with Turkish club Gençlerbirliği S.K. for three years. It is currently unknown when Durmaz will make the move as Malmö FF and Gençlerbirliği have not yet agreed on a transfer. 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. Durmaz transfer to the Turkish club was confirmed on 17 July 2012.
Durmaz made his debut for Sweden on 8 February 2011 in a friendly game against Cyprus. 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.
|1.||23 January 2012||Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha||Qatar U23||0–1||0–5||Friendly|
- As of 17 December 2012
|2005||BK Forward||Division 2||0||0||0||0||—||0||0|
- Malmö FF
- "Jimmy Durmaz player profile". Transfermarkt. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
- "Ur ilskan växte årets stora succé". sydsvenskan.se (in Swedish) (Sydsvenskan). 4 April 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
- "David Durmaz om mötet med sin nya klubb". svenskafans.com (in Swedish) (Svenska Fans). 14 October 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
- "Malmö FF – AC Milan". everysport.com (in Swedish) (Everysport). 14 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
- "Durmaz skrev på för Genclerbirligi: "Vågar inte vänta"". fotbollskanalen.se (in Swedish) (Fotbollskanalen). 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- "Jimmy Durma(z)’dı geldi". genclerbirligi.org.tr (in Turkish) (Gençlerbirliği). 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- "Debuten som gav Durmaz mersmak". sydsvenskan.se (in Swedish) (Sydsvenskan). 8 February 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
- "Landslaget blir himmelsblågult: "Vi är stolta"". fotbollskanalen.se (in Swedish) (Fotbollskanalen). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
- "Jimmy Durmaz". svenskfotboll.se (Swedish Football Association). Retrieved 16 August 2011.
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