Sercan Yildirim in 2011
|Full name||Sercan Yıldırım|
|Date of birth||5 April 1990|
|Place of birth||Osmangazi, Bursa, Turkey|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Balıkesirspor (on loan from Galatasaray)|
|2013||→ Sivasspor (loan)||5||(0)|
|2013||→ Şanlıurfaspor (loan)||13||(3)|
|2014||→ Bursaspor (loan)||11||(1)|
|2014–||→ Balıkesirspor (loan)||14||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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. 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.
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, however he was an unused substitute. 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. On 12 August 2009, in a friendly against the Ukraine, he registered 2 assists in Turkey's 3–0 win. He scored his first goal for Turkey on 5 September 2009 in Turkey's World Cup qualification game against Estonia.
|Turkey national team|
|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|
- First Turkish footballer in Bursaspor history to score in the Champions League.
- Bursaspor top scorer in the Süper Lig, and in all competitions: 2008–09
- Sercan on loan from Galatasaray
- Йылдырыма в "Локо" не будет (in Russian). Sport Express. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
- 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.
- "Squad for Spain games announced". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-03-21.
- "Spain 1–0 Turkey". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
- "Turkey 1–2 Spain". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
- "Turkey debut for Sercan". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
- "Ukraine 0–3 Turkey". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
- "Turkey 4–2 Estonia". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- "SERCAN YILDIRIM". Turkish Football Federation. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- "Sercan Yıldırım". Mackolik.com. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- "First Turkish footballer who scored in champions league, Bursaspor 1-1 Rangers". Whoscored.com.
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- Official profile with the Turkish Football Federation
- Sercan Yıldırım – UEFA competition record
- Sercan Yıldırım – FIFA competition record