Fatih Tekke playing for Trabzonspor in 2005
|Full name||Fatih Tekke|
|Date of birth||9 September 1977|
|Place of birth||Köprübaşı, Trabzon, Turkey|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1997–1998||→ Altay (loan)||24||(8)|
|2006–2010||Zenit Saint Petersburg||73||(24)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 October 2015.
Tekke was born in the small town of Köprübaşı, in the province of Trabzon. He joined Trabzonspor, the major team in the area. Tekke was still in his teens when he started to appear in the first team. In 45 matches that he played between 1994–1997, he scored 6 goals. At the beginning of the 1997–1998 season he was loaned out to Altay SK of İzmir, where he scored 8 goals in 24 matches. In a 4–5 defeat to Galatasaray, he scored a hat-trick. However a few weeks later he broke his leg and was out of the game for six months. Upon his return to Trabzonspor, Tekke played another 38 matches and scored 6 goals before he transferred to Gaziantepspor in the summer of 2000. In this period he made his first appearance for the Turkish national team.
In 2002, Tekke returned to Trabzonspor and was given the captaincy. This was the time Tekke reached the peak of his career. In the 2004–2005 season he managed to become the league's top goal scorer with 31 goals, 7 goals ahead of the second placed player and was second for the Golden Foot. In the Turkish national team he won two medals for winning cups.[clarification needed]
In July 2006, he signed for Zenit St. Petersburg. On 6 August 2006, Tekke scored on his debut for the club, as he came off the bench against Shinnik Yaroslavl and scored the only goal of the game for his team to win 1–0. Tekke scored the winning goal in the UEFA Cup group stage in a 3–2 victory over AE Larissa. He assisted the second in the 2008 UEFA Cup Final win over Rangers. On 21 October 2008, Tekke scored in the 1–1 draw with BATE Borisov in the Champions League. On 3 February 2010, Tekke signed a 3-year contract with FC Rubin Kazan. He only played five games before he decided to return to Turkey, transferring to Beşiktaş.
Back to Turkey
On 1 September 2010, Tekke signed a 2-year contract with Besiktas JK. However, he was only able to play a total of two games before he was sent to Ankaragücü, in the 2010–2011 transfer window. In the five matches he played for Ankaragücü, he only scored three goals. In the summer transfer season of 2011, the newly promoted team, Orduspor, declared that they had purchased Tekke from Ankaragücü. Tekke was given the number 23 and the captaincy of the team. He then moved to Orduspor and retired soon after. He is now a sporting director.
Tekke was in the Turkish national squad for U15, U16, U17, U18, U21, and for the Turkish national team. For U15, he played 6 matches and scored no goals. For U16, he played 18 matches and scored 5 goals, while also winning the UEFA European Under-16 Championship, held in Ireland. For U17, he played 10 matches and scored no goals. For U18, he played 13 matches and scored 5 goals. For U21, he only played 1 match. Finally between 1998–2007, Tekke played 32 matches and scored 9 goals for the Turkish national team.
- As of 10 November 2009
|Zenit St. Petersburg||2006||15||4||3||1||-||-||-||-||18||5|
|1.||4 September 2004||Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium, Trabzon, Turkey||Georgia||1–0||1–1||2006 WC qualification|
|2.||9 October 2004||Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, İstanbul, Turkey||Kazakhstan||3–0||4–0||2006 WC qualification|
|3.||9 October 2004||Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, İstanbul, Turkey||Kazakhstan||4–0||4–0||2006 WC qualification|
|4.||30 March 2005||Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia||Georgia||1–2||2–5||2006 WC qualification|
|5.||30 March 2005||Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia||Georgia||1–3||2–5||2006 WC qualification|
|6.||8 June 2005||Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||0–1||0–6||2006 WC qualification|
|7.||8 June 2005||Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||0–4||0–6||2006 WC qualification|
|8.||17 August 2005||Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria||Bulgaria||0–1||3–1||Friendly|
|9.||16 August 2006||Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Luxembourg||0–1||0–1||Friendly|
- Turkish Cup: 2003, 2004
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
FC Rubin Kazan
- "Tekke, Fatih". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
- (English) Profile at the official FC Zenit St. Petersburg website
- (Russian) Profile at the official Russian Premier League website
- Profile at Football Database