Mehmet Topuz

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Mehmet Topuz
Mehmet Topuz'14.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-09-07) 7 September 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Caferli Köyü, Şefaatli, Yozgat, Turkey
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right Midfielder, Right back
Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fenerbahçe
Number 38
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2009 Kayserispor 234 (46)
2009–2016 Fenerbahçe 151 (7)
National team
2005–2006 Turkey U21 22 (2)
2006–2011 Turkey 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 December 2015

Mehmet Topuz (born 7 September 1983) is a Turkish football midfield player, who plays for Fenerbahçe. Topuz had begun his career in Yolspor, a local club in Kayseri. He joined Kayserispor after spelling almost 3 years at that club. He has been given several Golden Man of the Month awards which are presented monthly and supported by Turkey Heart Foundation.[1][2][3] His successful league appearances attracted the bigger clubs of Turkey. However, Kayserispor Board strongly asserted that they will not let him go and supported their intentions to keep him in the club by advertising on billboards.[4][5] Afterwards, he extended his contract with the club, eventually becoming the team Captain.[6]

Mehmet with Fenerbahçe kit

He has been linked with Spanish side Valencia in May 2008.[7] He played total of 6 games for Kayserispor in European competitions and scored 2 goals during their UEFA Intertoto Cup Campaign in the 2006 season, in which they became the first team from Turkey to win the competition. Kayserispor qualified for the UEFA Cup and lost 4–3 on aggregate against AZ in the second round. In 2007–08 season, he played 2 games in UEFA Cup qualification, in which Kayserispor lost against Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 on aggregate. After playing 5 years for Kayserispor, he became one of the finest Turkish talents during his time and eventually moved to Turkish giants Fenerbahçe in 2009 for a fee of €9 million + Gökhan Emreciksin following a lengthy transfer battle with fellow rival giants Beşiktaş in which he wore the Beşiktaş jersey after agreeing terms with the club. However the transfer failed when Fenerbahçe secured the deal by arranging an agreement with his club Kayserispor, making him one of the most expensive internal Turkish transfers. He scored his first goal against Twente in the first group game of UEFA Europa League from a freekick at 71st minute. Although this game tied the score, Twente scored another goal 6 minutes later, and sealed a 1–2 win in Istanbul.

International career[edit]

He played 22 times for Turkey U-21 and scored 2 goals. Topuz has also represented the Turkish national football team 18 times.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 September 2016
Club Season League Cup[a] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kayserispor 2000–01 10 1 1 0 - - 11 1
2001–02 11 0 0 0 - - 11 0
2002–03 22 3 1 0 - - 23 3
2003–04 29 10 1 1 - - 30 11
2004–05 34 3 4 0 - - 38 3
2005–06 32 3 7 1 - - 39 4
2006–07 32 8 5 1 8 2 45 11
2007–08 33 9 10 4 - - 43 13
2008–09 28 9 6 5 2 0 36 14
Total 234 46 34 12 10 2 276 60
Fenerbahçe 2009–10 28 1 6 2 8 1 42 4
2010–11 34 1 1 0 2 0 37 1
2011–12 33 3 4 0 - - 37 3
2012–13 22 1 9 0 13 0 44 1
2013–14 24 0 2 0 3 0 29 0
2014–15 7 1 8 2 0 0 15 3
2015–16 3 0 8 1 0 0 11 1
Total 151 7 38 5 0 0 215 13
Career totals 385 53 72 16 36 3 491 73

International[edit]

Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 11 0
2007 3 0
2008 1 0
2011 1 0
Total 16 0

Honors[edit]

Kayserispor
Fenerbahçe

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Şubat Ayının Altın Adamı Mehmet Topuz" (in Turkish). netbul.com. Retrieved 2005-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Altın Adam Mehmet Topuz" (in Turkish). spor3.com. 01-04-2008. Retrieved 2008-05-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Altın adam Mehmet Topuz!" (in Turkish). ajansspor.com. 01-04-2008. Retrieved 2008-05-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Kayseri'den Bilbordlu Tepki" (in Turkish). gazetespor.com. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  5. ^ "Kayserispor`dan büyüklere afişli tepki" (in Turkish). tumgazeteler.com. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  6. ^ "Topuz işi uzattı!" (in Turkish). milliyet.com.tr. 07-04-2005. Retrieved 2008-05-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Valencia Mehmet Topuz'un peşinde" (in Turkish). sabah.com.tr. 02-05-2008. Retrieved 2008-05-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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