Samed Yeşil

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Samed Yeşil
Samed Yesil (cropped).jpg
Yeşil playing for Liverpool U19's in 2012
Personal information
Full name Samed Yeşil[1]
Date of birth (1994-05-25) 25 May 1994 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Düsseldorf, Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Liverpool
Number 36
Youth career
2000–2002 CFR Links
2002–2005 BV 04 Düsseldorf
2005–2012 Bayer Leverkusen
2012– Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Bayer Leverkusen II 4 (0)
2012 Bayer Leverkusen 1 (0)
2012– Liverpool 0 (0)
National team
2010 Germany U16 2 (3)
2010–2011 Germany U17 21 (20)
2012 Germany U18 3 (0)
2012–2013 Germany U19 7 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 December 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2013

Samed Yeşil (Turkish pronunciation: [samed jeʃil], born 25 May 1994) is a professional footballer who plays for English club Liverpool as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Yeşil was born in Düsseldorf, but grew up in Krefeld. He started playing football in local club CFR Links, aged just six and then he played for BV 04 Düsseldorf. At age of eleven he was offered trial at Bayer 04 Leverkusen, which he accepted. In 2010 he reached the final of German Junior championship, which his team lost 0-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt. Next season he scored 22 goals in 24 matches for B-Junioren (U17/U16) and was moved one level up.

Yeşil scored 57 goals in 71 matches in the Bayer Leverkusen youth teams between 2010 and 2012. Yeşil made five appearances for the Leverkusen first team in his breakthrough year of 2012–13.[3]

Liverpool[edit]

Liverpool signed Yeşil for a price believed to be £1 million on 30 August 2012 after attracting the attention of manager Brendan Rodgers, who moved quickly to secure the 18-year-old's signature.[3]

Yeşil's first game for Liverpool was in an Under 21's match against Chelsea U21's, with the Reds winning 4-1. Yeşil shortly after got his first call-up to the senior squad after being announced as a part of the squad that would play against BSC Young Boys of Switzerland. He was named as a substitute and was unused. On 26 September Yesil made his senior debut in the Football League Cup game against West Bromwich Albion.[4] He also appeared in the fourth round tie against Swansea City, Liverpool succumbing to a 3-1 defeat.

On 7 December 2012 after coming back from injury, Yeşil scored his first goal in a Liverpool shirt with a half-volley lob over the goalkeeper to put Liverpool 3-1 up in a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace at The Academy in the U21's Professional Development League, after coming off the bench as a substitute. In February, after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament on international duty with Germany U19 team he was sidelined for rest of the season.[5]

On 7 October 2013, Yeşil made his comeback as a substitute in a 5-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in the U21 Premier League. He then again ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in training and was out of the season.[6] Yeşil made his return from injury coming on as a substitute on 19 August 2014 in a U21 Premier League game against Sunderland. On 12 September 2014, Yesil scored his first goal since his return from injury in a 4-0 win over West Ham.[7]

International career[edit]

Yeşil is Turkish-German.[2] He has played for the German U-19 team. He is eligible to play for both the German and Turkish national teams at senior level.[8] Until now, he has not decided for which national team he is going to play for. According to Turkish media, his former teammate Nuri Şahin who is also Turkish-German and a Turkish international, tried to convince him to choose the Turkish national team. Turkish national team head coach Fatih Terim wants him in the Turkish national team.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 September 2014.
Club information League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011–12 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 Liverpool Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Germany U-17

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 February 2014. p. 19. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Liverpool's surprise new striker signing: facts, stats and video". talkSPORT magazine. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Samed Yesil". LiverpoolFC.com. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "West Brom 1-2 Liverpool". BBC. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Yorke, Graeme (11 February 2013). "Ligament woe sees Kop youngster Yesil sidelined for rest of the season". Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Pearce, James (22 January 2014). "Second cruciate knee injury is cruel blow for Reds youngster Yesil". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2754071/West-Ham-U21-0-4-Liverpool-U21-Sheyi-Ojo-star-Liverpool-secure-convincing-win-Upton-Park.html
  8. ^ 20 September 2012. "Nuri Sahin & Samed Yesil to start for Liverpool FC". Turkish-football.com. Turkish-football.com. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Nuri Şahin, Samed'i ikna edebilecek mi? (Can Nuri Şahin convince Samed?)". Milliyet (in Turkish). 14 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 

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