Mahmutoğlu with Fenerbahçe in 2018
|No. 10 – Fenerbahçe Beko|
|Born||12 May 1990|
|Listed height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Listed weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Mahmutoğlu started to play youth basketball with Genç Boğaziçispor. He transferred to the youth clubs of Efes Pilsen in 1999, and he was developed in the Efes Pilsen junior clubs. He made his professional debut in the Turkish Second Division with Pertevniyal, Efes Pilsen's feeder club, during the 2007–08 season.
He signed a contract with Galatasaray in 2010. He was loaned to Antalya BB for the 2011–12 season, where he averaged 11.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game in the top-tier level Turkish League.
In the summer of 2012, he moved to Erdemirspor. Mahmutoğlu's scoring average with Erdemirspor, of 12.2 points per game, over 30 games played in the Turkish League's 2012–13 season, drew the attention of some bigger European clubs towards him.
In August 2013, Mahmutoğlu signed a two-year contract with an option to extend it for one more season, with Fenerbahçe. In his first EuroLeague season, he averaged 5.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game, over 22 games, while shooting 44.8% from the field.
In the 2014–15 season, Fenerbahçe advanced to the EuroLeague Final Four, for the first time in the team's history. On 15 May 2015 Fenerbahçe lost in the EuroLeague semifinal game to Real Madrid, by a score of 87–96.
Before the start of the 2015–16 season, he was named the team's captain, after departure of Emir Preldžić. In 2016, Fenerbahçe won the Turkish Cup, with a 67–65 win over Darüşşafaka. Fenerbahçe also reached the final game of the 2016 Euroleague Final Four, but fell short of winning the EuroLeague championship, after an overtime 96–101 loss to CSKA Moscow. Over 18 EuroLeague games, he averaged 4 points per game. At the end of the season, Fenerbahçe also won the Tukish League championship.
On 27 September 2016 he signed a three-year contract extension with the team.
Turkish national team
With the junior national teams of Turkey, Mahmutoğlu played at the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, at the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, at the 2009 and at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championships. He also played for the Turkish national team, and won the gold medal, at the 2013 Mediterranean Games.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|†||Denotes season in which Mahmutoğlu's team won the EuroLeague|
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- Melih is the new captain Archived 2015-10-02 at the Wayback Machine
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- "Pazarac Melih najbolji trojkaš na turskom Ol-staru". sandzakhaber.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 6 July 2019.
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