Serdar Aziz

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Serdar Aziz
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Aziz playing for Bursaspor in 2011
Personal information
Full name Serdar Aziz
Date of birth (1990-10-23) 23 October 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Osmangazi, Turkey
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Center back
Club information
Current team
Bursaspor
Number 23
Youth career
2000–2010 Bursaspor
2007–2008 → Merinosspor (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Bursaspor 86 (4)
National team
2006 Turkey U16 2 (0)
2006–2007 Turkey U17 13 (0)
2007–2008 Turkey U18 7 (0)
2007–2009 Turkey U19 18 (0)
2010 Turkey U20 2 (0)
2009–2012 Turkey U21 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:57, 23 December 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:54, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Serdar Aziz (born 23 October 1990) is a Turkish footballer who plays as a center back for Bursaspor in the Süper Lig.[1]

Early years[edit]

Aziz was born in Osmangazi, Bursa Province. His father was born in Bitola, Macedonia, but of Turkish origin. His mother was also born in Bursa. He has two older siblings, one brother and one sister. Aziz's father was an amateur footballer in Bursa.[2] At the age of 10, Aziz enrolled in a football school in Bursa. He spent 2 months at the school before he was signed to a youth contract by Bursaspor. Aziz was originally played in midfield due to his small stature. However, Aziz pleaded his coach to play him as a center back because he believed he wasn't good enough technically to play in midfield. Aziz had a growth spurt soon after, which cemented his position at stopper.[2]

Career[edit]

Raşit Çetiner called Aziz up to the senior squad in 2006. Although he didn't make his debut, Aziz was allowed to train alongside the senior players. He was loaned to feeder club Bursa Merinosspor for the 2007–08 season. Aziz wasn't open to the move, but warmed up to the idea after he realized the club was virtually one and the same with Bursaspor. He admitted the physical nature of the TFF Third League helped aid his development into becoming a professional center back.[2] Aziz made his professional debut for Bursaspor on 25 October 2008 against Fenerbahçe, with Bursaspor losing 2–5.[3] He was a part of the Bursaspor squad that won the Süper Lig in 2009–10.[4]

International career[edit]

Aziz has played for Turkey at the U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-21 levels. Aziz was a part of the U-19 squad that competed at the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. He has received call-up from Macedonia national football team, however he rejected it, stating his desire to represent Turkey at the senior level.[5] On 24 August 2007 he broke the leg of Norwegian player Mohammed Fellah in an U-19 game.[6]

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SERDAR AZİZ tff.org (Turkish), accessed 3 June 2010
  2. ^ a b c Serdar Aziz: "Bursaspor'da sembol olmak istiyorum" tff.org (Turkish), accessed 3 June 2010
  3. ^ FENERBAHÇE BURSASPOR tff.org (Turkish), accessed 3 June 2010
  4. ^ Bursaspor claim their place in history espn.com, accessed 3 June 2010
  5. ^ (Turkish)"Hayalim Türk Milli Takımı'nın formasını giymek"
  6. ^ http://www.vpn.no/intervjuer/jeg_saa_at_den_brakk_med_en_gang_vpn_moeter_fellah

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