Kiraz playing for Bursaspor in 2013
|Full name||Ferhat Kiraz|
|Date of birth||January 2, 1989|
|Place of birth||Bozkır, Konya, Turkey|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|2008–2009||→ Karşıyaka (loan)||29||(7)|
|2010||→ Hacettepe (loan)||12||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 July 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Ferhat Kiraz (born 2 January 1989) is a Turkish professional footballer. He currently plays as a left winger for Yeni Malatyaspor. Kiraz is also a youth international, having been capped by the U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-21 levels.
Early life and club career
Kiraz was born in the town of Bozkır in Konya Province. The same year he was born, his father moved to Austria for work. His father visits Kiraz and the rest of his family twice a year. He has a younger brother, Yusuf, a right back currently playing for Hacettepe. Kiraz began his career with local club Konya Demirspor. Sami Özdedeoğlu, then manager of the club, suggested Kiraz to Ünal Karaman, who was then manager of the Turkey national under-21 football team. Kiraz was called up to the Turkey U-16 team, and was subsequently the subject of several inquiries from other clubs. Among them were Istanbul-giants Beşiktaş. However, Kiraz chose Gençlerbirliği instead.
Kiraz signed for Gençlerbirliği in 2005. He competed in the youth leagues before making his debut at the end of the 2006–07 season, coincidentally against the club he turned down, Beşiktaş. Kiraz made eight more appearances for the club before being loaned out to Karşıyaka at the beginning of the 2007–08 season. He made 29 appearances for the İzmir-based club, scoring seven goals. The next season, Kiraz was loaned out to feeder club Hacettepe during the winter transfer period. Kiraz scored two goals in 12 appearances with the club. Boluspor transferred Kiraz before the beginning of the 2010–11 season.
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