Celaleddin Koçak

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Celaleddin Koçak
Personal information
Full name Celaleddin Koçak
Date of birth (1977-11-24) 24 November 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth West Berlin, West Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1993–1997 Tennis Borussia Berlin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Tennis Borussia Berlin 51 (1)
2003–2004 Malatyaspor 33 (4)
2004–2007 Trabzonspor 81 (1)
2008 Manisaspor 10 (0)
2008–2009 Konyaspor 26 (2)
2009–2010 Diyarbakırspor 25 (1)
National team
1998 Turkey U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Celaleddin Koçak (born 24 November 1977 in West Berlin, West Germany) is a Turkish footballer.[1]

He began his career at Tennis Borussia Berlin but found little success there. Like many young footballers born to Turkish immigrant parents in Germany, he tried his chances by joining a Turkish team. In December 1999, he decided to join Altay S.K. of İzmir. Six months later he had been impressive enough to earn a place at Süper Lig side MKE Ankaragücü. He stayed there for two years, joining Diyarbakırspor in 2002. Here he helped the newly promoted side to remain in the top division.

In summer 2003, Koçak joined Malatyaspor and it was here that he really made a name for himself. As well as helping Malatyaspor to a mid table place, he was particularly impressive in their performances in the UEFA Cup.

The next year, he joined Ziya Doğan, who had brought him to Malatyaspor a year earlier, at Trabzonspor. Again, he established himself in the team from the beginning and became a regular as Trabzonspor finished as runners up in the league.

Koçak in a left sided player who can alternate between defence and midfield. At Trabzonspor, he was used primarily in defence. His abilities lie in his power and speed which help him to make forward runs as well as defending effectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celaleddin Kocak". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 

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