Cengiz Ünder

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Cengiz Ünder
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Ünder playing for Roma in 2018
Personal information
Full name Cengiz Ünder
Date of birth (1997-07-14) 14 July 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Sındırgı, Turkey
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Roma
Number 17
Youth career
2007–2013 Bucaspor
2013–2015 Altinordu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Altinordu 51 (11)
2016–2017 Başakşehir 32 (7)
2017– Roma 43 (10)
National team
2014–2015 Turkey U18 6 (1)
2015–2016 Turkey U19 12 (6)
2016 Turkey U21 3 (0)
2016– Turkey 10 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2018

Cengiz Ünder (born 14 July 1997) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a right winger for A.S. Roma in the Italian Serie A, and for the Turkey national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ünder began his professional career at Altinordu, and later transferred to Başakşehir.[1] In his breakout season with Başakşehir, Ünder established himself as one of the best players in the league, scoring 7 goals in 32 games in his debut season in the Süper Lig.[2]

Roma[edit]

Ünder with Turkey in 2018

On 14 July 2017, he became a Roma player for a €13.4 million fee.[3] He scored his first goal for Roma in a 1–0 win over Hellas Verona in the Serie A on 4 February 2018.[4] In the same month, he marked his Champions League debut with a goal; the opener in a 1–2 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg of the first round of knockout fixtures,[5] becoming the youngest Turkish player ever to score in the Champions League.[6]

International career[edit]

Ünder has represented the U18 and U19 levels of the Turkey national youth football team. He most recently was called up to the Turkey national under-21 football team.[7]

In November 2016 Ünder received his first call-up to the senior Turkey squad for the match against Kosovo.[8] He scored his first international goal in his second cap for his country in a friendly victory against Moldova in March 2017.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 29 December 2018
Club Season Division League[a] Cup[b] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Altınordu 2014–15 TFF First League 20 5 6 0 26 5
2015–16 31 6 1 0 32 6
Total 51 11 7 0 0 0 58 11
İstanbul Başakşehir 2016–17 Süper Lig 32 7 7 2 4 0 43 9
Roma 2017–18 Serie A 26 7 1 0 5 1 32 8
2018–19 17 3 0 0 6 3 23 6
Total 43 10 1 0 11 4 55 14
Career Total 126 28 15 2 15 4 156 34
  1. ^ Includes appearances in play-offs as well.
  2. ^ Includes appearances in League Cup and Super Cup games as well.

National team[edit]

Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2016 1 0
2017 6 3
2018 3 1
Total 10 4

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Turkey's goal tally first:
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 March 2017 New Eskişehir Stadium, Eskişehir, Turkey  Moldova 3–0 3–1 Friendly
2. 11 June 2017 Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër, Albania  Kosovo 2–1 4–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 13 November 2017 New Antalya Stadium, Antalya, Turkey  Albania 1–2 2–3 Friendly
4. 27 March 2018 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro  Montenegro 1–0 2–2 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cengiz Under". footballdatabase.eu.
  2. ^ Sarigul, Emre (22 November 2017). "Roma's Cengiz Under: 'I like to prove people wrong. I've been doing it since I was 10'". the Guardian.
  3. ^ "Roma complete the signing of Cengiz Under". www.asroma.com.
  4. ^ "Cengiz Ünder İtalya'yı salladı! Tarihe geçti..."
  5. ^ "Fantastic Fred gives Shakhtar edge over Roma". www.worldfootball.net.
  6. ^ "The youngest Turkish player ever to have scored in the Champions League..." Twitter. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Ümit Milli Takım kadrosunda değişiklik - U-21 Milli Takım Haber Detay Sayfası TFF".
  8. ^ "Küskünler barıştı! Arda Turan yeniden Milli Takım'da!". superhaber.tv. 4 November 2016. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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