Gökhan Töre

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Gökhan Töre
Gökhan Töre 2013 1.jpg
Töre in 2013
Personal information
Full name Gökhan Töre
Date of birth (1992-01-20) 20 January 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Cologne, Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2003 SV Adler Dellbrück
2003–2009 Bayer Leverkusen
2009–2011 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Hamburger SV 22 (0)
2012–2014 Rubin Kazan 5 (0)
2013–2014 Beşiktaş (loan) 30 (4)
2014– Beşiktaş 28 (4)
National team
2007 Turkey U15 3 (0)
2007–2008 Turkey U16 14 (1)
2008 Turkey U17 18 (3)
2009–2010 Turkey U21 2 (0)
2011 Turkey A2 1 (0)
2011– Turkey 22 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 October 2014

Gökhan Töre (Turkish pronunciation: [ɟø̞cˈhän ˈtø̞ɾɛ], born 20 January 1992) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Beşiktaş and the Turkish national team. He can play either on attacking midfielder or winger positions in the field.

Early years[edit]

Töre was discovered by Frank Arnesen, former head talent scout of Chelsea, when he was playing for Bayer Leverkusen youth team.[1] Töre mostly spent his time in the reserves squad, where he contributed his team to win Premier Reserve League and Premier Reserve League South in the 2010–11 season.[1] He made the most appearances, along with Milan Lalkovič with 16 starts in the season, in which he scored four times.[2] He had been selected for 13 matches, but was not able to make his senior league debut for the team during 2010–11 season.[3] Töre made his debut for Chelsea in a pre-season game against Crystal Palace coming on as an 63rd-minute substitute for Daniel Sturridge.[4]

Club career[edit]

Töre joined Hamburger SV from English side Chelsea,[5] becoming the third player to switch between the two sides during the 2011 summer transfer period, following Jacopo Sala and Michael Mancienne.[6] Töre played at senior level for the first time against VfB Oldenburg in Marschweg-Stadion at 2011–12 DFB-Pokal Round 1 encounter that resulted 2–1 in favour of HSV, on 30 July 2011.[7][8] Töre made his senior league debut in the Hamburg starting line-up against Borussia Dortmund in the 2011–12 season opener, on 6 August 2011. Before December, Töre managed six assists in 17 games.[9]

Beşiktaş JK[edit]

In June 2013, Töre signed a season-long loan deal with Beşiktaş,[10] scoring his first goal on his debut against Trabzonspor in a 2-0 home win. On 27 August 2013, Töre netted his second goal against Kayseri Erciyesspor in a 4-2 away win.[11][12]

In early August 2014 Töre joined Beşiktaş permanently on a five-year deal, the transfer fee is believed to be about €4.5 million.

International career[edit]

Töre has been a member of the Turkey national football team at several age levels since 2007. In 2008, he was a part of U-17 national team squad at 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, in which Turkey was beaten by France on penalties in the semi finals. Töre also played against France, later subbed in the 41st minute.[13] When he was 17, he was called up for U-21 team in September 2009, during the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification. He was subbed on for Tunay Torun in 36th minute against Georgia.[14][15]

Turkey manager, Guus Hiddink - having seen Töre's performances in training when the duo were both at Chelsea - told Töre that he liked his performance and thought that he had a potential, and suggested he joins national A2 team first to improve himself.[16] Töre was called up for the national team at senior level for the first time by manager Hiddink for the Euro 2012 qualification round encounter against Belgium.[17][18] In a friendly match against Estonia, he made his debut for the national team on 10 August 2011, in Istanbul.[19][20] On 2 September 2011, he was subbed on for team captain Emre Belözoğlu on 60th minute, against Kazakhstan in Euro 2012 qualification encounter, ended 2–1 in favour of Turkey.[21]

Weapon charges[edit]

The ex-Hamburg Töre and a few friends allegedly stormed the national team hotel in October 2013 after Turkey's World Cup qualifying match against Holland. Töre had allegedly been stewing over a reported affair between his former girlfriend and Ömer Toprak’s friend. He was determined to get even – even if his team-mates were in the way.[22] Turkish newspapers reported that Toprak and Hakan Çalhanoğlu were threatened by Töre in their hotel room with a gun. [23]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 May 2015.[24][25][26]
Club Season League Cup[27] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamburger SV 2011–12 22 0 2 0 24 0
Total 22 0 2 0 24 0
Rubin Kazan 2012–13 5 0 0 0 2 0 7 0
Total 5 0 0 0 2 0 7 0
Beşiktaş 2013–14 30 4 1 0 2 0 33 4
2014–15 28 4 3 1 12 4 43 9
Total 58 8 4 1 14 4 76 13
Career total 85 8 6 1 16 4 107 13

International[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Töre was born in Cologne, the oldest of three siblings, to Turkish parents from Samsun, Turkey.[28] In an interview, he stated that he likes the playing style of Sergio Agüero and Lionel Messi.[28] Töre was engaged to his long term girlfriend Brazilian model Sofia Alexia in April 2015 but separated shortly after announcing their engagement.[29]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

National[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gökhan Töre: "Hiddink bana güvendi"" (in Turkish). milliyet.com. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Young Generation: Reserves Reviewed". chelseafc.com. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gökhan Töre: Hiddink'in yeni gözdesi" (in Turkish). tr.eurosport.com. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Match report: Crystal Palace 0 Chelsea 1". chelseafc.com. 17 July 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gökhan Töre Hamburg’a gittii" (in Turkish). goal.com. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tore Returns to Germay". chelseafc.com. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Harter Gang in Runde 2: HSV schlägt Oldenburg mit 2" (in German). hsv.de. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "DFB-Pokal, 2011/12, 1. Runde" (in German). kicker.de. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Season-opener ends in 1–3 defeat". hsv.de. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Gökhan Töre Beşiktaş'a". hurriyet.com. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Gökhan Töre, 4-2". hurriyet.com. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Gökhan Töre, silahı Hakan'ın ağzına soktu, yetkililer olayın üstünü kapattı". T24. 
  13. ^ "Minute-by-minute". uefa.com. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Ümit Milliler, Gürcistan'a 4–0 yenildi" (in Turkish). tff.org. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Ten-man Georgia overwhelm Turkey". uefa.com. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Gökhan Töre: Hiddink'in yeni gözdesi" (in Turkish). tff.org. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "A Milli Takım'ın Belçika maçı aday kadrosu ve programı açıklandı" (in Turkish). tff.org. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Critical test for Turkey in EURO 2012 Qualification Round". tff.org. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "Türkiye 3–0 Estonya" (in Turkish). tff.org. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  20. ^ "Turkey 3–0 Estonia". ESPN. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  21. ^ "Canlı Anlatım Detay Sayfası" (in Turkish). tff.org. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  22. ^ guardian: "How a love story and a firearm incident tore the Turkey team apart"
  23. ^ sky.de: "Toprak und Calhanoglu sagen Länderspiel ab"
  24. ^ "Player Profile". hsv.de. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  25. ^ "Gökhan Töre (Hamburger Sv) @Mackolik.com". Maçkolik. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  26. ^ "Gokhan Tore". ESPN. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  27. ^ Includes DFB-Pokal, DFB-Ligapokal and DFL-Supercup
  28. ^ a b "Malouda'nın yerinde gözü var: Gökhan Töre" (in Turkish). tff.org. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  29. ^ http://www.haberler.com/besiktasli-gokhan-tore-brezilyali-sevgilisinden-7205272-haberi/

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