Ali Kuçik

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Ali Kuçik
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-06-17) June 17, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Kastamonu, Turkey
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Kastamonuspor
Number 17
Youth career
2003–2004 Yavuz Sultan Selim
2004–2009 Beşiktaş
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Beşiktaş 4 (1)
2011 Bucaspor (loan) 13 (2)
2011–2012 Karabükspor 8 (1)
2012–2014 Göztepe 40 (5)
2014 Tavşanlı Linyitspor 12 (1)
2014–2015 Fatih Karagümrük 33 (11)
2015–2017 1461 Trabzon 42 (13)
2017– Kastamonuspor 1 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Turkey U16 15 (4)
2007–2008 Turkey U17 15 (3)
2008–2009 Turkey U18 11 (4)
2009–2011 Turkey U19 9 (0)
2010 Turkey U20 2 (0)
2011 Turkey U21 2 (1)
2012 Turkey B 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 September 2017.

Ali Kuçik (born 17 June 1991, in İnebolu, Kastamonu), is a Turkish football player currently playing for Kastamonuspor. He made a Süper Lig appearance at the age of 18.

Career[edit]

Kuçik began his footballing career at Yavuz Sultan Selim Sport Academy in 2003. He played for Yavuz Sultan Selim for a year and scored 40 goals. Ali Kuçik joined Beşiktaş in 2004. He was promoted to Beşiktaş A2 in 2006. He played as a forward or right-sided winger. He was so successful that he was called to Beşiktaş A team by Ertuğrul Sağlam in 2008. He signed a professional contract with Beşiktaş on 3 January 2008.

He played his first official game for Beşiktaş on 5 January 2008 against Diskispor at The Turkish Cup (Turkish: Türkiye Kupası) replacing İbrahim Üzülmez for the last 20 minutes.

Ali Kuçik played for Beşiktaş A2 between 2007 and 2010 at Turkey Football Federation A2 League. He played for 89 games, scoring 43.

Ali Kuçik signed a contract extension on 18 January 2010 and was promoted to Beşiktaş A team by Bernd Schuster.

He played his first game for Beşiktaş against FC Porto in the UEFA Europa League. His debut for Beşiktaş in the Turkish Super League was on 28 November 2010 against Galatasaray replacing Filip Hološko. He was first fielded by Bernd Schuster for Beşiktaş first 11 on 5 December 2010 against Bursaspor. On 19 December 2010 he scored his first goal for Besiktas in the Turkish Süper Lig in the match against Gaziantepspor.

National Team Career[edit]

Ali Kuçik first capped for Turkey U-16 on 12 September 2006 against Russia U-16. He won Aegean U-16 cup with Turkey in January 2007. He also won Viktor Bannikov Cup with Turkey U-16 in June 2007. In August 2007, he won second place at the Blacksea Games, losing final on penalties. He was capped for Turkey U-16 for 15 times, scoring 4 goals.

He first represented Turkey U-17 in 2008 against England U-17. In total he played for Turkey U-17 for 15 times, scoring 3 goals.

Ali Kuçik first capped for Turkey U-18 on 2 December 2008 against France U-18. He then capped for Turkey U-18 for 11 times, scoring 3 goals.

Ali Kuçik then first capped for Turkey U-19 on 11 August 2009 against Ukraine U-19. He was capped for Turkey U-19 for 9 times in total.

He was also capped for Turkey U-20 first time in August 2010 at Labonovski Football Tournament in Kiev.

PS.: Despite many web sides refers him as a defender, Ali Kuçik has never played as a defender. He was mainly used as a striker, or occasionally as a right sided winger/forward.

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