Mevlüt Erdinç

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Mevlüt Erdinç
Mevlüt Erding 20110724 crop.jpg
Erdinç in 2011
Personal information
Full name Mevlüt Erdinç
Date of birth (1987-02-25) 25 February 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Saint-Claude, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
AS Saint-Étienne
Number 19
Youth career
1996–1999 Saint-Claude
1999–2000 Jura Sud Fut
2000–2005 Sochaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Sochaux 79 (24)
2009–2012 Paris Saint-Germain 76 (24)
2012–2013 Rennes 48 (15)
2013– AS Saint-Étienne 27 (11)
National team
2004–2005 France U17 8 (3)
2005–2006 Turkey U19 12 (4)
2006–2007 Turkey U21 5 (2)
2008– Turkey 30 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2014[1]

Mevlüt Erdinç (born 25 February 1987) is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays for AS Saint-Étienne as a striker. He is both a Turkish and a French citizen. His surname is commonly spelt Erding by the French media. In January 2010 he received a medal of honour from his town of birth, Saint-Claude.[2]

Club career[edit]

Sochaux[edit]

Erdinç was promoted from Sochaux's academy to the first-team squad in the 2005–06 Ligue 1 season, scoring a last-minute goal on his debut to gift his side a 1–0 victory away at AC Ajaccio. Despite early promise, it wasn't until the 2007–08 season that he was finally able to hold down a first team place – becoming the club's top-scorer with 11 goals in 28 appearances. He scored in the 1–0 win against Grenoble on the final day of the 2008–09 season. Sochaux needed at least a point in order to confirm their top flight status in Ligue 1 for next season. He was their leading goal scorer for the 2008–09 season with 12 goals.

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

Mevlüt signed for Paris Saint-Germain on 28 June 2009 on a four-year contract,[3] for a reported €9 million.[4] Having previously scored 11 goals in the league for the past two seasons for relegation-threatened Sochaux, there was a lot of speculation about his future prior to the move to PSG. Aston Villa, Fulham, Newcastle United and Wigan reportedly showing an interest in May 2009,[5] as well as other French sides Bordeaux and Lyon[6]

He scored his first goal for PSG in a pre-season friendly match away to Fiorentina in Italy, on 29 July 2009 in a game which PSG won 3–0.[7][8] He also played against Rangers in the Emirates Cup on 1 August 2009 but failed to get on the score sheet.[9] He scored his first League goal for PSG in the second week of Ligue 1 in PSG's 3–1 win at home to Le Mans.[10][11] In his first month playing for PSG, he was selected as Ligue 1 Player of the Month in August by 31% of fans who voted on the official website.[12] A foot injury in late October 2009 saw him ruled out of action for approximately four weeks, but nonetheless had still managed to score six league goals in 11 games by December. In March 2010 he scored his first hattrick for PSG in a 4–1 home win against his previous club Sochaux.[13][14] He was the PSG top scorer in the 2009–10 season and third-placed in the overall league scoring charts, having scored 15 goals in the league and 19 in all games. Erdinç was voted PSG's player of the year for the 2009–10 season. Various injuries in the 2010–11 season meant that Erdinç could not capture his form from the previous year, and scored just 9 goals (8 in the league).

After the takeover of PSG in 2011 by the Qatar Investment Group and a number of high profile arrivals such as club-record signing of Javier Pastore for €42 million, Mevlüt's place in the team looked in danger. Despite much interest from Newcastle United, Rennes and Galatasaray it was confirmed that he would stay in Paris after an impressive start to the 2011–12 season.[15] On his second game of the season, after coming on as a substitute, he scored in the 90th minute in a game against Toulouse to make it 2–1 and three minutes later made an assist for Jeremy Menez to score, ending the game 3–1.[16] On 23 September, after a series of successful performances, Mevlüt was offered a one-year contract extension to the end of the 2013–14 season.[17]

Stade Rennes[edit]

Erdinç had no future under new coach Carlo Ancelotti at PSG and moved on 25 January 2012 to another Ligue 1 club, Rennes. The transfer fee was €7.5 million, on a three-and-a-half-year contract.[18]

International career[edit]

He has dual-nationality and was thus eligible for both Turkish and French national teams, before gaining his first senior international cap for Turkey on 26 March 2008, in a 2–2 draw with Belarus. On 10 May 2008, Fatih Terim announced Erdinç's inclusion in Turkey's 23-man squad for Euro 2008. He started in the first eleven against Turkey's first opponent Portugal, however he was substituted after the first half. Also, he came on as a second-half substitute in the semi-final against Germany.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Club Division Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France Ligue 1 Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
Sochaux Ligue 1 2005–06 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
2006–07 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2007–08 29 11 2 0 1 0 32 11
2008–09 36 11 1 0 1 1 38 12
Total 79 24 3 0 2 1 0 0 84 25
Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 2009–10 31 15 6 4 0 0 37 19
2010–11 34 8 6 0 3 0 9 1 52 9
2011–12 11 1 0 0 1 1 6 0 18 2
Total 76 24 12 4 4 1 15 1 107 30
Rennes Ligue 1 2011–12 12 4 3 1 1 1 6 0 22 6
2012–13 32 10 4 3 1 0 37 13
2013–14 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Total 48 15 7 4 2 1 6 0 63 20
AS Saint-Étienne Ligue 1 2013–14 27 11 1 0 1 1 29 12
Total 27 11 1 0 1 1 0 0 29 12
Career total 230 74 23 8 9 4 21 1 283 87
Accurate as of 17 May 2014.[19][20][21]

Club appearance data[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 2008 Istanbul, Turkey  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 16 October 2012 Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 1–0 1–3 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 14 November 2012 Istanbul, Turkey  Denmark 1–1 1–1 Friendly
4. 10 September 2013 Bucharest, Romania  Romania 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 15 November 2013 Adana, Turkey  Northern Ireland 1–0 1–0 Friendly
6. 5 March 2014 Ankara, Turkey  Sweden 1–0 2–1 Friendly
7. 30 May 2014 Washington, D.C., USA  Honduras 1–0 2–0 Friendly
Correct as of 5 March 2014

Honours[edit]

Sochaux
Paris Saint-Germain
Turkey

Personal life[edit]

Erdinç is the youngest of eight children. His parents emigrated from Yozgat, Turkey to France in 1973.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TFF Statistics". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/spor/futbol/13369423.asp?gid=229
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL: Mevlut Erding joins Gregory Coupet at Paris Saint-Germain". goal.com. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "PSG agree deal for Erdinc". Sky Sports. 28 June 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Erdinc admits English interest". Sky Sports. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mevlut on Lyon's radar". goal.com. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Fiorentina 0–3 PSG" (in French). psg.fr. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Three and easy for PSG". sportinglife.com. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "'Gers edge past PSG". Sky Sports. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "PSG 3–1 Le Mans" (in French). PSG.fr. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Ligue 1 roundup Wk2". Sky Sports. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  12. ^ http://www.sporx.com/futbol/fransa/165788/
  13. ^ "Erding hat-trick sinks Sochaux". www.Ligue1.com. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  14. ^ "Chasing pack let Bordeaux off the hook". UEFA. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  15. ^ http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/950798/psg-opt-to-keep-mevlut-erdinc-despite-interest?cc=5739
  16. ^ http://www.goal.com/en/match/60727/toulouse-fc-vs-paris-saint-germain/lineup-stats
  17. ^ http://www.ntvspor.net/haber/dunyadan-futbol/48906/mevlut-erdinc-1-yil-daha-psgde
  18. ^ http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2012/01/24/2864348/rennes-reach-agreement-with-paris-saint-germain-over-mevlut
  19. ^ "Mevlut Erdinc Stats". fcsochaux.fr. Football Club Sochaux-Montbéliard. Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  20. ^ "Paris Saint Germain Stats". PSG.fr. Paris Saint-Germain FC. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  21. ^ "Mevlut Erdinc Stats". ESPN. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  22. ^ Mevlut Erdinc at Turk Medya Yozgat

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