Ozan İpek

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Ozan İpek
Personal information
Full name Ozan İpek
Date of birth (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Ankara, Turkey
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 33
Youth career
Batman Petrolspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Batman Petrolspor 63 (17)
2006–2008 Kahramanmaraşspor 43 (5)
2008 Bucaspor 18 (10)
2009– Bursaspor 105 (16)
2013 Mersin İdmanyurdu (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2010– Turkey 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 May 2013

Ozan İpek (born 10 November 1986) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Bursaspor in the Turkish Süper Lig.

He began his professional career at Batman Petrolspor in the Turkish second tier. In 2007 he transferred to Kahramanmaraşspor. Next season he loaned to Bucaspor. During his spell at Bucaspor, he registered 10 goals and 10 assists. With this performance he drew attention from Turkish Süper Lig clubs.

In February 2009, he transferred to Süper Lig side Bursaspor. Bursaspor finished 2009-10 season in the first place and became Süper Lig champions for the first time in the club history. Ozan İpek contributed with 8 goals and 5 assist. Including 1 goal and 1 assist against Beşiktaş and 2 goals and 1 assist against Fenerbahçe, which gave Bursaspor 2–3 victory away at both matches.

In October 2012, he was left out of the squad by Ertuğrul Sağlam due to the undisciplined behaviors. In January 2013, he loaned to Mersin İdman Yurdu until the end of the season.

International career[edit]

Having spent the majority of his playing career in the lower divisions, Ozan İpek never represented Turkey at youth level. However, his impressive form for his club in the 2009-10 season, where he scored 8 goals as a midfielder and help Bursaspor to winning the title, made him called up for national duty. He made his international debut at the age of 23, on 3 March 2010, in a 2–0 friendly win against Honduras, coming on as a 62nd minute substitute for Arda Turan.[1]