Ekrem Dağ

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Ekrem Dağ
Ekrem Hayyam Dag.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ekrem Hayyam Dağ
Date of birth (1980-12-05) 5 December 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Mardin, Turkey
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
SV Pachern
Youth career
1995–1997 SVL Flavia Solva
1997–2001 SK Sturm Graz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 SK Sturm Graz 95 (10)
2005–2008 Gaziantepspor 82 (7)
2008–2012 Beşiktaş 88 (5)
2012–2014 Gaziantepspor 46 (1)
2014–2016 Şanlıurfaspor 54 (1)
2016– SV Pachern 0 (0)
National team
2010– Austria 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2016

Ekrem Hayyam Dağ (born 5 December 1980 in Mardin, Turkey) is a Turkish-Austrian footballer who plays for SV Pachern in Austria.[1]

Club career[edit]

Dağ started his career at SVL Flavia Solva but joined the youth team of SK Sturm Graz in 1997 where he made his professional debut four years later. In the summer of 2005 he returned to the land of his birth and signed for Gaziantepspor. In the summer of 2008, after three seasons in Gaziantep, Dağ signed in summer 2008 for Beşiktaş J.K. On 28 July Besiktas canceled his contract with permission of Dağ himself. In July 2012 Ekrem joined his former club Gaziantepspor.


Dağ is an all-rounder and has played as right back, winger, right midfielder or in the left midfield.[2]

International career[edit]

Dağ was born in Turkey but came to Austria with his family when he was 8 years old. His father was a Gastarbeiter. Dağ grew up in Leibnitz and holds Austrian and Turkish dual nationality, making him eligible for both countries. Dağ chose Austria over Turkey, and was due to make his debut on 31 May 2009; however this dream was stopped by injury. Dağ was called up to the Austrian national team again on 10 October 2009 for the game against Lithuania,[3] but was an unused substitute. His first cap eventually came in a friendly against Denmark on 3 March 2010.[4] Austria won the match 2–1.




  1. ^ "Ekrem Dag kehrt nach Österreich zurück" (in German). laola1.at. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Erst der Meistertitel, dann die ÖFB-Premiere" (in German). ÖFB. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Dag fiebert Debüt entgegen, ÖFB-Team sorgt für strahlende Kinderaugen" (in German). ÖFB. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  4. ^ "691. Länderspiel" (PDF) (in German). ÖFB. Retrieved 5 March 2010.

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