Veli Kavlak

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Veli Kavlak
Austria vs. USA 2013-11-19 (040).jpg
Kavlak with Austria in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-11-03) 3 November 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş
Number 8
Youth career
Slovan HAC
2003–2004 Rapid Wien
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2011 Rapid Wien 146 (13)
2011– Beşiktaş 92 (5)
National team
2005–2006 Austria U19 4 (0)
2006–2007 Austria U20 7 (0)
2007–2010 Austria U21 18 (1)
2007– Austria 30 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:52, 12 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:34, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Veli Kavlak (born 3 November 1988) is an Austrian footballer who plays for Süper Lig club Beşiktaş as a midfielder, having previously played for Rapid Wien. Born in Vienna, Kavlak has represented Austria at international level.

Playing style[edit]

Kavlak is a defensive box to box midfielder. At club level, he is deployed in the holding role and is key in midfield with his tireless running and stamina he is also a hardworking leader in midfield. Kavlak is often accompanied by another minded central midfielder such as Manuel Fernandes and Oğuzhan Özyakup. At international level, however, he has most prominently featured in a more advanced position in front of a holding midfielder.

International career[edit]

On 15 August 2012 he scored against Turkey playing for Austria in the 3rd minute. Austria went on to win that game 2-0.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 August 2014[2]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rapid Wien 2004-05 2 0 - - - - 2 0
2005-06 14 2 - - 2 0 16 2
2006-07 29 3 - - - - 29 3
2007-08 27 2 - - - - 27 2
2008-09 29 4 1 0 2 0 32 4
2009-10 24 2 - - 7 0 31 2
2009-10 21 0 2 0 10 1 33 1
Total 146 13 3 0 21 1 170 14
Beşiktaş 2011-12 33 1 1 1 11 0 45 2
2012-13 30 1 3 0 0 0 33 1
2013-14 29 3 0 0 2 0 31 3
2014-15 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 92 5 4 1 15 0 111 6
Career total 238 18 7 1 36 1 281 20

International[edit]

National team Season Apps Goals
Austria 2007 2 0
2008 1 0
2009 2 0
2010 3 0
2011 8 0
2012 7 1
2013 7 0
Total 30 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Turkey's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 August 2012 Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna  Turkey 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

Veli Kavlak was born to Turkish parents.[3] He also holds Turkish citizenship.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veli Kavlak". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kavlak, Veli". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Loyalty test for Rapid's Turkish-tinged trio". Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Player Details". TFF.org. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 

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