Hasan Ali Kaldırım
Kaldırım in 2016
|Full name||Hasan Ali Kaldırım|
|Date of birth||9 December 1989|
|Place of birth||Neuwied, West Germany|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Left wingback|
|2006–2008||1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|2008–2009||1. FC Kaiserslautern II||43||(2)|
|2009–2010||1. FSV Mainz 05 II||19||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2013
Hasan Ali Kaldırım (Turkish pronunciation: [hasan ali kaɫdɯɾɯm], born 9 December 1989) is a Turkish footballer who plays as a left wingback for Fenerbahçe in the Süper Lig. He is also a youth international, earning caps for the Turkey U-19, U-20, and U-21 levels.
Born to Turkish parents from Isparta, Kaldırım began playing football at the age of three. He came through the youth ranks of TuS Koblenz before moving to Kaiserslautern in 2006. Starting out with the U19 squad, Kaldırım was promoted to the reserve squad at the start of the 2008–09 season. Kaldırım joined Mainz 05 the following season, citing Jörn Andersens confidence in him as the catalyst for the move. With Mainz 05, Kaldırım made 19 appearances for the reserve team. Six months after his transfer, he was transferred again to Kayserispor.
He made his professional debut on 6 February 2010 against Galatasaray. In his first season, Kaldırım played 6 matches. On his second season, Hasan Ali made a progress and played in 15 games. In his third year in Kayserispor, Hasan Ali became a regular starter and played in 33 matches. Because of his good performance in Kayserispor, he was called up for the Turkey national football team. He played four consecutive-friendly games during his first call-up and showed a good performance. His performance was good enough to impress the Turkish giants, Fenerbahçe. Hasan Ali Kaldırım joined Fenerbahçe from Kayserispor on 22 June 2012 on a five-year contract for a fee of €6,750,000. He scored the first goal of his senior career in a league game in the Süper Lig against Galatasaray on 16 December 2012. In his the first half of his first season for Fenerbahçe he was the teams main left back however, in the 2013-14 season, Michal Kadlec became the regular left back.
Kaldırım began his international career with the Turkey U-19 squad, scoring a goal in his only cap. He has also been capped at U-20, U-21, and A2 levels.