Caner Erkin

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Caner Erkin
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Personal information
Full name Caner Erkin
Date of birth (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Balıkesir, Turkey
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş (on loan from Internazionale)
Number 88
Youth career
2002–2004 Manisaspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Manisaspor 43 (4)
2007–2010 CSKA Moscow 36 (2)
2009–2010 Galatasaray (loan) 29 (4)
2010–2016 Fenerbahçe 157 (9)
2016– Internazionale 0 (0)
2016– Beşiktaş (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Turkey U17 19 (8)
2005 Turkey U18 3 (0)
2005–2006 Turkey U19 7 (4)
2006–2012 Turkey U21 14 (1)
2006– Turkey 49 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 December 2015

Caner Erkin (Turkish pronunciation: [d͡ʒaneɾ æɾcin], born 4 October 1988) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a left back for Süper Lig club Beşiktaş on loan from Italian club Internazionale, and the Turkey national team.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Erkin began his professional career at the start of the 2004–05 season with Manisaspor who at the time were playing in the Second Division. That season they won the league and got promoted to the Süper Lig. During his 1.5-year stay at Manisaspor in, he scored 5 goals in 39 games. In the January 2007 transfer window, he moved to CSKA Moscow, for a £3.5 million transfer fee.[citation needed] He has played a total of 40 games, 7 in the UEFA Champions League and also won the Russian Super Cup on two occasions. On 31 August 2009, Galatasaray signed Erkin on a one-year loan from CSKA Moscow with an option to purchase at the end of the season.

Fenerbahçe[edit]

Erkin signed for Fenerbahçe in 2010. Starting out as a left winger, he was slowly transformed into a left back. His performances with led to him being scouted by several prominent European clubs.

In 2014, he signed a new 2-year contract.[1][2]

Internazionale[edit]

On 1 June 2016, Internazionale announced the signing of Erkin on a free transfer[3] in a three-year deal commencing on 1 July. [4] Erkin is going to be the first summer transfer addition to the squad.[5] Under Roberto Mancini and new coach Frank de Boer, Erkin made 7 appearances in pre-season friendlies. However, he did not make any competitive debut before leaving Inter on 30 August. Inter also ran out of players quota in 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, as the club was forced to reduce to 22-men squad (plus normal minimum requirement of homegrown and club-trained players) due to penalty of UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations, thus Caner was sacrificed for other signings. Domestically, Inter had one quota left (plus another for an Inter-trained player), but left vacant.

Loan to Beşiktaş[edit]

On 30 August 2016, Internazionale announced that Erkin's one-year deal with his homeland club Beşiktaş as on loan.

International career[edit]

Erkin made his debut for the Turkish national football team at the age of 17 in a friendly match against Ghana in May 2006. His first goal was against Ukraine on 5 June 2012.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 May 2017[6]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manisaspor 2004–05 4 0 0 0 - - 4 0
2005–06 24 2 0 0 - - 24 2
2006–07 15 2 2 0 - - 17 2
Total 43 4 2 0 0 0 45 4
CSKA 2007 8 1 4 0 2 0 14 1
2008 18 1 3 1 2 0 23 2
2009 7 0 1 0 3 0 11 0
Total 33 2 8 1 7 0 48 3
Galatasaray 2009–10 20 0 6 3 4 0 30 3
Total 20 0 6 3 4 0 30 3
Fenerbahçe 2010–11 22 1 3 0 1 0 26 1
2011–12 31 2 5 1 - - 36 3
2012–13 30 0 7 1 16 3 53 4
2013–14 30 3 1 0 2 0 33 3
2014–15 31 3 5 1 - - 36 4
2015–16 13 0 4 1 10 0 27 1
Total 157 9 25 4 29 3 211 16
Beşiktaş 2016–17 7 0 0 0 3 0 10 0
Total 7 0 0 0 3 0 10 0
Career total 260 15 41 8 43 3 344 26

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Fenerbahçe
PFC CSKA Moscow
Beşiktaş

International[edit]

[7]

Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 2 0
2008 1 0
2009 3 0
2010 2 0
2011 1 0
2012 9 1
2013 8 0
2014 12 1
2015 6 0
Total 42 2

International goals[edit]

[7]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 June 2012 Audi Sportpark, Ingolstadt, Germany  Ukraine 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 29 May 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  Honduras 2–0 2–0 Friendly

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Türkiye Kupası, Süper Kupa, Russian Cup, Russian Super Cup
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fenerbahçe (5 June 2014). "Caner Erkin ile prensipte anlaşmaya varılmıştır" (in Turkish). Turkish Public Disclosure Platform (KAP). Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Fenerbahçe (14 July 2014). "Caner Erkin ile 2 yıllık sözleşme imzalanmıştır" (in Turkish). KAP. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Gladwell, Ben (June 2, 2016). "Caner Erkin signs for Inter Milan from Fenerbahce". ESPN FC. 
  4. ^ "Erkin is a Nerazzurri player". Internazionale. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.espnfc.com/story/2884849/caner-erkin-signs-for-inter-milan-from-fenerbahce
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ a b Caner Erkin at National-Football-Teams.com

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