Erkan Zengin

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Erkan Zengin
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Zengin playing for Eskişehirspor in 2011
Personal information
Full name Erkan Zengin
Date of birth (1985-08-05) 5 August 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Kulu, Turkey
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Hammarby IF
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Hammarby TFF 23 (10)
2004–2008 Hammarby IF 92 (8)
2009Beşiktaş (loan) 2 (0)
2009–2010 Beşiktaş 0 (0)
2010Eskişehirspor (loan) 12 (2)
2010–2015 Eskişehirspor 145 (18)
2015–2016 Trabzonspor 40 (3)
2016–2018 Eskişehirspor 44 (15)
2018– Hammarby IF 3 (0)
National team
1999–2000 Turkey U16 6 (0)
2002 Turkey U19 2 (0)
2005–2006 Sweden U21 13 (2)
2013–2016 Sweden 21 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2018

Erkan Zengin (born 5 August 1985) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hammarby IF in Allsvenskan.

Early life[edit]

Zengin was born in Kulu, Turkey – but moved to Stockholm, Sweden, together with his Turkish parents when he was a few weeks old.[1][2] He grew up in Botkyrka and started to play football at age six with the local club Norsborgs IF. In 1994, at age 9, he moved to Hammarby IF.[3]

Club career[edit]

In January 2009, he signed a halfyear-loan contract with Beşiktaş. Beşiktaş had the option to buy Zengin in summer for a fee of €400,000.[4]

On 28 July 2016 Erkan Zengin joined Eskişehirspor again.[5]

International career[edit]

He played for his birth country Turkey in youth competitions, before choosing to represent Sweden in senior competition, the country in which he grew up.[6]

Zengin made his senior international debut for Sweden on 26 March 2013, playing from start in an away match against Slovakia.[7]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Beşiktaş

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erkan Zengin: "Türkiye'de futbolcular kral gibi"" (in Turkish). TFF.org. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Zengin: "Det värsta jag har varit med om"". Expressen. September 15, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  3. ^ ""Hade jag inte haft fotbollen hade det kunnat gå riktigt illa"". Expressen. April 28, 2007. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Zengins miljonklipp." (in Swedish) Fotbollsverige. Retrieved on 14 February 2009.
  5. ^ "Zengin: Det är Fenerbahce som gäller (Swedish)". Aftonbladet. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sverige enkelt val för Zengin". SVT. March 18, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Zengin debuterar." (in Swedish) DN. Retrieved on 26 March 2013.

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