Sercan Yıldırım

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Sercan Yıldırım
Sercan Yıldırım Akhisar.JPG
Sercan Yildirim in 2011
Personal information
Full name Sercan Yıldırım
Date of birth (1990-04-05) 5 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Osmangazi, Bursa, Turkey
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Balıkesirspor (on loan from Galatasaray)
Number 19
Youth career
2004–2007 Bursaspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Bursaspor 84 (23)
2011– Galatasaray 22 (2)
2013 Sivasspor (loan) 5 (0)
2013 Şanlıurfaspor (loan) 13 (3)
2014 Bursaspor (loan) 11 (1)
2014– Balıkesirspor (loan) 14 (5)
National team
2005 Turkey U15 3 (1)
2006 Turkey U16 10 (12)
2005–2007 Turkey U17 12 (4)
2007–2008 Turkey U18 8 (4)
2007–2009 Turkey U19 17 (9)
2008–2009 Turkey U21 4 (1)
2012 Turkey U23 1 (2)
2009– Turkey 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2012

Sercan Yıldırım (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈseɾdʒan ˈjɯɫdɯˈɾɯm], born 5 April 1990) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Süper Lig side Balıkesirspor as a striker on loan from Galatasaray.[1]

Club career[edit]

Bursaspor[edit]

Yıldırım started his career at Bursaspor. He broke into the first team in the 2007–08 season making his league debut as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 away defeat at Istanbul B.B in September 2007. He scored his first senior goal for the club three games later in a 2–0 win at Kasımpaşa. His first season saw him only featured eight times for the senior team. The 2008–09 season saw him score four goals in as many games getting a brace against both Gençlerbirliği in the second game of the season and also against Kocaelispor two games later. He also got on the scoresheet against Galatasaray in October 2008. In March 2011, he was close to signing a 4-year contract with the Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, but he failed his physical due to knee problems and Lokomotiv decided not to sign him.[2]

Galatasaray[edit]

On 5 September 2011, after days of negotiation, Bursaspor finally agreed on a price with Galatasaray for Sercan. He agreed on a five-year deal (until the 2015-16 season) with Turkish club. In addition to the transfer of Musa Çağıran, the club paid an additional €3 million to Bursaspor.[3] He gave an assist to Johan Elmander with his backheel on 9 September 2011 in a game between Galatasaray and Samsunspor which Galatasaray won 3-1 He scored his first goal for Galatasaray on 7 January 2012 in a game between Galatasaray and Samsunspor which Galatasaray won 4-2. On 23 September 2012 Galatasaray's Coach Fatih Terim allow Sercan to play in the first Eleven. Due to the Injuries of both main strikers Umut Bulut and Johan Elmander. He started the new season in the Süper Lig with a Goal in a 3-0 home win against the newcomers Akhisar Belediyespor.

Şanlıurfaspor[edit]

On 30 July 2013, Galatasaray announced that they have reached an agreement with Şanlıurfaspor to loan Sercan to the team for the 2013-14 season, for a fee of €150,000.[4]

International career[edit]

Yıldırım has played at every age group for the Turkish Youth International Team. Whilst playing for the Under-16 level during 2006, he scored 12 goals in 10 games, including a hattrick and three braces. He currently has four caps for the senior squad. He received his first call up to the Turkish senior squad by Fatih Terim in March 2009, for two 2010 World Cup Qualifying games against Spain,[5] however he was an unused substitute.[6][7] He made his debut for Turkey in a friendly against Azerbaijan on 2 June 2009, coming on as a second-half substitute for Tuncay Şanlı.[8] On 12 August 2009, in a friendly against the Ukraine, he registered 2 assists in Turkey's 3–0 win.[9] He scored his first goal for Turkey on 5 September 2009 in Turkey's World Cup qualification game against Estonia.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 28 December 2014.[11][12]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bursaspor 2007–08 8 1 5 0 13 1
2008–09 30 11 5 3 35 14
2009–10 24 4 6 3 1 0 31 7
2010–11 22 7 3 0 6 1 31 8
2011–12 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Total 84 23 19 6 1 0 9 1 113 30
Galatasaray 2011–12 19 1 2 2 0 0 21 3
2012–13 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 2
Total 22 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 26 5
Sivasspor (loan) 2012–13 5 0 5 2 10 2
Total 5 0 5 2 10 2
Şanlıurfaspor (loan) 2013–14 13 3 1 0 14 3
Total 13 3 1 0 14 3
Bursaspor (loan) 2013–14 11 1 3 0 14 1
Total 11 1 3 0 14 1
Balıkesirspor (loan) 2014–15 14 5 0 0 14 5
Total 14 5 0 0 14 5
Career total 148 34 32 11 1 0 9 1 191 46

International[edit]

Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 5 1
2010 5 1
Total 10 2

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2009 Kadir Has Stadium, Kayseri, Turkey  Estonia 2–1 4–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 26 May 2010 Veterans Stadium, New Britain, Connecticut  Northern Ireland 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bursaspor
Galatasaray

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sercan on loan from Galatasaray
  2. ^ Йылдырыма в "Локо" не будет (in Russian). Sport Express. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.kap.gov.tr/yay/Bildirim/Bildirim.aspx?id=168933
  4. ^ Galatasaray (18 January 2013). "Sercan Yıldırım'ın Sivasspor'a geçici transferi hakkında". Public Discolsure Platform (KAP) (in Turkish) (Istanbul Stock Exchange (İMKB)). Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Squad for Spain games announced". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  6. ^ "Spain 1–0 Turkey". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  7. ^ "Turkey 1–2 Spain". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  8. ^ "Turkey debut for Sercan". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  9. ^ "Ukraine 0–3 Turkey". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  10. ^ "Turkey 4–2 Estonia". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  11. ^ "SERCAN YILDIRIM". Turkish Football Federation. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sercan Yıldırım". Mackolik.com. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "First Turkish footballer who scored in champions league, Bursaspor 1-1 Rangers". Whoscored.com. 

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