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 26)
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 103 (6)
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 21:23, 07 December 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 endless stamina. He is also a hardworking leader and although not being known for unsportsmanlike acts, he is known to be a hatchet man in midfield. Kavlak is often accompanied by another more offensive 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 07 December 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 11 1 0 0 8 1 19 2
Total 103 6 4 1 21 1 128 8
Career total 249 19 7 1 42 2 298 22

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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