Olcay Şahan

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Olcay Şahan
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Şahan with 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 2011
Personal information
Full name Olcay Şahan
Date of birth (1987-05-26) 26 May 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Düsseldorf, West Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş
Number 10
Youth career
1993–2001 Fortuna Düsseldorf
2001–2004 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
2004–2005 Borussia M'gladbach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Borussia M'gladbach II 75 (16)
2008–2009 MSV Duisburg II 14 (12)
2008–2011 MSV Duisburg 73 (11)
2011–2012 1. FC Kaiserslautern 27 (1)
2012– Beşiktaş 80 (23)
National team
2011–2013 Turkey A2 1 (0)
2013– Turkey 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 May 2013

Olcay Şahan (Turkish pronunciation: [oɫd͡ʒaj ʃahan], born 26 May 1987) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Beşiktaş in the Süper Lig.[1] and for the Turkish national team

Club career[edit]

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.

Beşiktaş JK[edit]

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.

International[edit]

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.

Playing style[edit]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 December 2014
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assist Apps Goals Assist Apps Goals Assist Apps Goals Assist
MSV Duisburg 2008–09 16 2 1 1 0 0 - - - 17 2 1
2009–10 23 2 4 0 0 0 - - - 23 2 4
2010–11 34 7 7 6 0 1 - - - 40 7 8
Total 73 11 12 7 0 1 0 0 0 80 11 13
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2011–12 27 1 2 3 0 2 - - - 30 1 4
Total 27 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 30 1 4
Beşiktaş 2012–13 34 11 5 3 0 1 - - - 37 11 6
2013–14 34 8 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 36 8 9
2014–15 12 4 2 2 1 1 10 0 4 24 5 7
Total 80 23 16 5 1 2 12 0 4 97 24 22
Career total 180 35 30 15 1 5 12 0 4 207 36 39

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Turkey's goal tally first:

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olcay Şahan imzaladı" (in Turkish). NTVSpor.net. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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