Didem Karagenç

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Didem Karagenç
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Didem Karagenç (January 2014)
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-10-16) October 16, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Ankara, Turkey
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş JK
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Sakarya Yenikent Güneşspor
2007–2012 Gazi Üniversitesispor 70 (32)
2012–2015 Konak Belediyespor 39 (1)
2015– Beşiktaş JK 37 (8)
Total 146 (41)
National team
2008–2010 Turkey U-17 16 (2)
2009–2012 Turkey U-19 32 (1)
2011–present Turkey 38 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 10, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 11, 2017

Didem Karagenç (born October 16, 1993) is a Turkish women's football defender currently playing in the First League for Beşiktaş J.K. with jersey number 3. She is a member of the Turkish national team since 2009.[1][2][3]

Playing career[edit]

Didem Karagenç for Konak Belediyespor in the 2013–14 season.
Didem Karagenç (navy-rose) for Konak Belediyespor trying to defend an Ataşehir Belediyespor attack in the 2014–15 season.

Club[edit]

Karagenç received her license for Sakarya Yenikent Güneşspor on October 27, 2004, where she was until January 2007. During this time, no leagues were held in the country. With the reestablishment of the women's football leagues, she transferred to her hometown club Gazi Üniversitesispor. In the six seasons, she played for Gazi Üniversitesispor, she capped 70 times, scored a total of 32 goals, and enjoyed three league championships in 2006–07, 2007–08 and 2009–10.[1]

For the 2012–13 season, she signed for te İzmir-based club Konak Belediyespor.[4] She became again champion in her first season with the team.

She played with Konak Belediyespor at the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League in the qualification round matches in August 2013 and in the knockout stage matches in October 2013.[2][3][5][6]

By October 2015, she transferred to the Istanbul-based team Beşiktaş JK to play in the Second League. At the end of the 2015–16 season, she enjoyed the league champion title and the promotion of her team to the First League.[1]

International[edit]

Didem Karagenç for Turkey women's national football team in the home match against Belarus

Didem Karagenç was called up to the Turkey girls' U-17 national team debuting in the match against Ireland at the 2009 UEFA Women's U-17 Championship qualifying round on October 18, 2008.[2] She played also against the teams Netherlands and Faroe Islands at the same competition. She participated at the 2010 UEFA Women's U-17 Championship qualifying playing against Denmark, Ireland and Slovenia. She capped 16 times and scored two goals in the girls' U-17 national team.[1]

On September 19, 2009, she made her first appearance in the women's U-19 national team playing against Serbia at the 2010 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship First qualifying round – Group 7 match. At the same tournament, she played also against France and Georgia. Karagenç participated at the 2010 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship Second qualifying round – Group 1 matches against Sweden, Ireland and England. her further appearances in the women's U-19 national team were at the 2011 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship First qualifying round – Group 9 (Romania, Czech Republic and Northern Ireland), at the 2012 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship Second qualifying round (Iceland, Germany and Wales) as well as at the 2012 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship – Group A (Portugal, Denmark and Romania). In the women's U-19 national team, she capped 32 times netting one goal.[1]

She played for the first time for the women's national team on April 15, 2009 in a friendly match with Belarusian women. Karagenç was team member in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 5 match against Austria. She played in nine matches of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying – Group 2 round against Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Romania and Kazakhstan. In 2013, Karagenç took part at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 6 matches against the English and Montenegron women.[1][3]

Karagenç appeared in four games of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying Group 5 against Croatia, Russia and Hungary.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played December 10, 2017.[1]
Club Season League Continental National Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gazi Üniversitesispor 2007–2009 First League 15 4 9 1 24 5
2009–10 First League 17 4 21 1 38 5
2010–11 First League 21 14 14 0 35 14
2011–12 First League 17 10 19 1 36 11
Total 70 32 63 3 133 35
Konak Belediyespor 2012–13 First League 18 1 3 0 21 1
2013–14 First League 8 0 7 0 6 0 21 0
2014–15 First League 13 0 5 0 17 0
Total 39 1 7 0 14 0 60 1
Beşiktaş JK 2015–16 Second League 12 5 6 0 18 5
2016–17 First League 21 2 3 0 24 2
2017–18 First League 4 1 0 0 4 1
Total 37 8 9 0 46 8
Career total 146 41 7 0 86 3 239 44

Honours[edit]

Turkish Women's First Football League
Gazi Üniversitesispor
Winners (3): 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10
Third places (1): 2008–09
Konak Belediyespor
Winners (3): 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
Beşiktaş JK
Runners-up (1): 2016–17
Turkish Women's Second Football League
Beşiktaş JK
Runners-up (1): 2015–16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Player Details – Didem Karagenç". Turkish Footbal Federation. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Didem Karagenç". UEFA. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  3. ^ a b c "D. Karagenç". Scoresway. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Didem Karagenç Konak Belediyespor'da" (in Turkish). Kadın Futbol Kulüpler Birliği. 2012-09-06. Archived from the original on 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  5. ^ "UEFA Women's Champions League 2014 Matches Qualifying round – NSA Sofia-Konak". UEFA. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  6. ^ "Konak Belediyespor'dan tarihi başarı". Sabah (in Turkish). 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2014-01-13.