İsmail Köybaşı

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İsmail Köybaşı
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Köybaşı with Turkey in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-07-10) 10 July 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth İskenderun, Hatay, Turkey
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Fenerbahçe
Number 22
Youth career
2003–2006 İskenderunspor
2006 İskenderun Kartalspor
2006–2008 Gaziantepspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Gaziantepspor 25 (0)
2009–2016 Beşiktaş 111 (2)
2016– Fenerbahçe 5 (2)
National team
2008 Turkey U19 1 (0)
2008 Turkey U20 2 (0)
2009–2010 Turkey U21 6 (0)
2009– Turkey 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 July 2016[1].
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2014

İsmail Köybaşı (born 10 July 1989) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe.

Early life and club career[edit]

Born to a family from İskenderun, Köybaşı had begun to play football for İskenderunspor, a local club. Köybaşı started out as an attacking midfielder, but moved to left back after recommendations from his colleagues.[2] He briefly played for another local club, İskenderun Kartalspor, before joining Gaziantepspor in 2006.[1]

Gaziantepspor[edit]

Köybaşı began his professional career in the youth divisions of Gaziantepspor. On 6 May 2008, he signed his first professional contract. He featured in 24 matches with 21 starts during the 2008–09 season. At the end of the season, he was linked with the big four clubs of Turkey,[3] choosing Beşiktaş in the end.

Beşiktaş[edit]

Köybaşı joined Beşiktaş in June 2009 for a fee of €6.5 million, as well as an exchange of two Beşiktaş players.[4][5] He began playing with the team during pre-season friendlies, and made his competitive debut in a Super Cup match against Fenerbahçe on 2 August 2009.[6][7] In November 2009, he provided the assist to Rodrigo Tello's goal in a 1–0 victory at Old Trafford against Manchester Utd in the Champions League.[8] It was the first time since February 2005, spanning 23 games, that United had lost a group stage Champions League fixture at home.[citation needed] He scored his first league goal against Ankaragücü in December 2009.[1]

In September 2011, he provided two assists against Bursaspor, one from the free kick when Tomáš Sivok scored with his head in the 87th minute and the second with a cross to Filip Hološko who also scored with his head in the 90th minute securing the victory of 2-1 in an away game.

Fenerbahçe[edit]

On July 14, 2016, he signed a 3-year contract with the club.[9]

International career[edit]

Köybaşı has featured for Turkey at U-21's level, where he gained five caps. Köybaşı was called up to the senior national team by Fatih Terim for a friendly match against Ukraine on 12 August 2009.[10][11] He won his first cap, replacing Arda Turan in the 86th minute.[12][13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 May 2016.[1]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gaziantepspor 2007–08 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 24 0 3 0 0 0 27 0
Total 25 0 3 0 0 0 28 0
Beşiktaş 2009–10 15 1 4 0 3 0 22 1
2010–11 19 1 10 0 8 0 37 1
2011–12 31 0 1 0 10 0 42 0
2012–13
2013–14 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
2014–15 12 0 6 0 7 0 25 0
2015–16 27 0 2 0 6 0 35 0
Total 111 2 24 0 34 0 169 2
Career total 136 2 27 0 34 0 197 2

Honours[edit]

Beşiktaş

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d İSMAİL KÖYBAŞI tff.org (Turkish), accessed 28 August 2010
  2. ^ "10 numara sol bek: İsmail Köybaşı" (in Turkish). tff.org.tr. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  3. ^ "İsmail Köybaşı paylaşılamıyor!" (in Turkish). milliyet.com.tr. 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Beşiktaş İsmail Köybaşı'nı transfer etti" (in Turkish). goal.com.tr. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  5. ^ "Beşiktaş İsmail Köybaşı'yla Anlaştı." (in Turkish). spor.haberler.com. 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  6. ^ "Beşiktaş:0 – Fenerbahçe:2" (in Turkish). bjk.com.tr. 2009-02-08. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  7. ^ "Süper Kupa'nın sahibi Fenerbahçe oldu!" (in Turkish). miliyet.com.tr. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  8. ^ "Man Utd 0–1 Besiktas". BBC Sport. 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  9. ^ Köybaşı signed contract
  10. ^ "İsmail Köybaşı İlk Kez A Milli Takım'da" (in Turkish). bjk.com.tr. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  11. ^ "Millî Takım'da Önder ve İsmail sürprizi" (in Turkish). zaman.com.tr. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  12. ^ "Squad announced for Ukraine friendly". Turkish Football Federation. 
  13. ^ "Ukraine 0–3 Turkey". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 

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