Şahan with 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 2011
|Full name||Olcay Şahan|
|Date of birth||26 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Düsseldorf, West Germany|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder / Winger|
|2001–2004||Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
|2006–2008||Borussia M'gladbach II||75||(16)|
|2008–2009||MSV Duisburg II||14||(12)|
|2011–2012||1. FC Kaiserslautern||27||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
In 2008, Şahan played his first professional match against Alemannia Aachen with MSV Duisburg shirt. For the following seasons he started to play more frequently. At the season 2010-2011, from the beginning he became the number one choice for his coach Milan Šašić. After a successful season he was transferred to 1. FC Kaiserslautern. With his new team he started to play at Bundesliga level and inspired Fritz-Walter-Stadion guests very quickly in a short time.
Before the 2012-2013 season he was transferred to Turkish side Beşiktaş, for an 800.000 € fee on a four year contract. From the beginning of the season, coach Samet Aybaba used him on the first eleven in every each match. On 22 October 2012, Şahan scored his first league goal against Gaziantepspor. He finished the season with 11 goals and 8 assists. With his successful season he became one of the favorite players of Beşiktaş fans.
His great performance during the 2012-2013 season was enough to inspire Turkey national team manager Abdullah Avcı. On 22 March 2013, Şahan played his first international match against Andorra national team. After while the new manager of Turkey national team, Fatih Terim also called him to his squads during 2014 World Cup UEFA Group D qualifying matches.
Şahan plays as an attacking midfielder, generally as a left winger for his current club Beşiktaş. At the international level he was used as a "playmaker" by Fatih Terim. He is known for his quickness, pace and hardworking forms.
- As of 21 December 2014
|1. FC Kaiserslautern||2011–12||27||1||2||3||0||2||-||-||-||30||1||4|
Scores and results table. Turkey's goal tally first:
|1.||28 May 2013||MSV-Arena, Duisburg, Germany||Latvia||1–0||3–3||Friendly|
|2.||21 May 2014||Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari, Mitrovica, Kosovo||Kosovo||3–1||6–1||Friendly|
|3.||3 September 2014||TRE-FOR Park, Odense, Denmark||Denmark||1-1||2-1||Friendly|
- "Olcay Şahan imzaladı" (in Turkish). NTVSpor.net. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
- Official Website
- Olcay Şahan – UEFA competition record
- Olcay Şahan – FIFA competition record
- Olcay Şahan at fussballdaten.de (German)