Emre Çolak

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Emre Çolak
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Emre playing for Galatasaray in 2012
Personal information
Full name Emre Çolak
Date of birth (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth İstanbul, Turkey
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Deportivo La Coruña
Number 8
Youth career
2002–2004 Atışalanıspor
2004–2009 Galatasaray A2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Galatasaray 132 (10)
2016– Deportivo La Coruña 27 (3)
National team
2006 Turkey U15 2 (0)
2006–2008 Turkey U16 21 (3)
2007–2009 Turkey U17 30 (5)
2008–2009 Turkey U18 11 (3)
2009–2010 Turkey U19 10 (4)
2010–2012 Turkey U21 15 (2)
2012– Turkey A2 10 (3)
2012– Turkey 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2017

Emre Çolak (Turkish pronunciation: [emre tʃo̞ɫɑk], born 20 May 1991) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or a winger for Spanish club Deportivo de La Coruña.

Emre has represented Turkey at every international level, from U15, U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, U21 and A2 before making his senior debut in a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Romania in 2012 under coach Abdullah Avcı.

Club career[edit]

Galatasaray[edit]

He began his football career playing for amateur side Atışalanıspor, before being invited to train with Beşiktaş for several months, but he eventually chose to return to his first club. After continuing his impressive performance at Atışalanıspor, he was finally scouted by Galatasaray, where he eventually joined the Youth Academy at the age of 13.

Emre rose through the ranks of the Galatasaray youth and academy team, and was promoted to the first team during the 2009–10 season. He scored two goals on his first team debut, in a cup match against Denizli Belediyespor on 17 January 2010.[1] He made his league debut for Gala in a home match against Gaziantepspor coming on as an substitute in the second half for Arda Turan.[2] He scored his first league goal on the final day of the 2009–10 season, in a 2–1 away loss to Gençlerbirliği.[3]

Emre started to play mainly in the 2011-2012 season and scored his first goals of the season against İstanbul Başakşehir as Galatasaray won 4–1. On 25 January 2012, Emre scored another goal against Ankaragücü in a 4–0 win.

On 16 February 2012, his contract was extended for 2 years until 2016.[4]

On 19 September 2012, he made his UEFA Champions League debut in a Group match against Manchester United, impressing as a second-half substitute in a game with Galatasaray narrowly lost 1–0. He scored his first goal for the season against rivals Beşiktaş as Galatasaray won 2–1.[5]

Deportivo de La Coruña[edit]

On 27 May 2016, his switch to the La Liga side Deportivo de La Coruña on a three-year contract was announced.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 15 April 2017.[6]
Club Season League Cup Super Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Galatasaray 2009–10 8 1 3 3 11 4
2010–11 13 0 3 0 1 0 17 0
2011–12 29 3 1 0 30 3
2012–13 24 1 2 1 1 0 6 0 33 2
2013–14 15 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 23 1
2014–15 25 4 9 2 0 0 2 0 36 6
2015–16 18 1 9 2 1 0 2 0 30 3
Total 132 10 34 9 3 0 11 0 180 19
Deportivo La Coruña 2016–17 27 3 3 0 30 3
Career total 159 13 37 9 3 0 11 0 210 22

International[edit]

Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 2 0
2017 1 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

Galatasaray

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galatasaray - Denizli Belediyespor". Turkish Football Federation. 17 January 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Galatasaray - Gaziantepspor". Turkish Football Federation. 24 January 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gençlerbirliği - Galatasaray". Turkish Football Federation. 16 May 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Emre Çolak'ın Sözleşmesi Uzatıldı". Galatasaray.org. 16 February 2012. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Galatasaray 2-1 Beşiktaş". Webaslan. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Emre Çolak". Turkish Football Federation. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 

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