Erdinç in 2011
|Full name||Mevlüt Erdinç|
|Date of birth||25 February 1987|
|Place of birth||Saint-Claude, France|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1999–2000||Jura Sud Fut|
|–||years1 = 2005–2009||79||(24)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
Mevlüt signed for Paris Saint-Germain on 28 June 2009 on a four-year contract, for a reported €9 million. 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, as well as other French sides Bordeaux and Lyon
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. He also played against Rangers in the Emirates Cup on 1 August 2009 but failed to get on the score sheet. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|France||Ligue 1||Coupe de France||Coupe de la Ligue||Europe||Total|
|Paris Saint-Germain||Ligue 1||2009–10||31||15||6||4||0||0||–||37||19|
|AS Saint-Étienne||Ligue 1||2013–14||27||11||1||0||1||1||–||29||12|
|Accurate as of 17 May 2014.|
Club appearance data
(mins per goal)
|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|
- Paris Saint-Germain
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- "Mevlut on Lyon's radar". goal.com. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
- "Fiorentina 0–3 PSG" (in French). psg.fr. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
- "Three and easy for PSG". sportinglife.com. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
- "'Gers edge past PSG". Sky Sports. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
- "PSG 3–1 Le Mans" (in French). PSG.fr. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- "Ligue 1 roundup Wk2". Sky Sports. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
- "Erding hat-trick sinks Sochaux". www.Ligue1.com. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
- "Chasing pack let Bordeaux off the hook". UEFA. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
- "Mevlut Erdinc Stats". fcsochaux.fr. Football Club Sochaux-Montbéliard. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
- "Paris Saint Germain Stats". PSG.fr. Paris Saint-Germain FC. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
- "Mevlut Erdinc Stats". ESPN. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
- Mevlut Erdinc at Turk Medya Yozgat
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mevlüt Erdinç.|
- Mevlüt Erdinç – UEFA competition record
- Mevlüt Erdinç – FIFA competition record
- La fiche de Mevlüt Erdinç – L'Equipe (French)
- Mevlüt Erdinç at ESPN FC