Merih Demiral

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Merih Demiral
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Karamürsel, Turkey
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sassuolo (on loan from Alanyaspor)
Number 3
Youth career
2009–2011 Karamürsel Idmanyurduspor
2011–2016 Fenerbahçe
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 AC Alcanenense 12 (0)
2017Sporting B (loan) 3 (0)
2017–2019 Sporting B 26 (0)
2018–2019Alanyaspor (loan) 16 (1)
2019– Alanyaspor 0 (0)
2019–Sassuolo (loan) 11 (2)
National team
2014–2015 Turkey U17 7 (1)
2015 Turkey U18 2 (0)
2015–2016 Turkey U19 10 (1)
2018– Turkey U20 9 (0)
2016– Turkey U21 13 (0)
2018– Turkey 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:31, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2019

Merih Demiral (born 5 March 1998) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Italian club Sassuolo, on loan from Alanyaspor.

Club career[edit]

Demiral made his professional debut in the Segunda Liga for Sporting B on 5 February 2017 in a game against Famalicão.[1]

On 15 August 2018, he joined Turkish club Alanyaspor on loan.[2] On 29 January 2019, he permanently joined Alanyaspor for €3.5 million.[3] On 30 January 2019, joined Italian Serie A club Sassuolo on loan with an obligation to buy.[4]

International[edit]

Demiral represented Turkey at junior levels, including Under-17 and Under-19. He made his debut for the senior squad on 20 November 2018 in a friendly against Ukraine, as an 85th-minute substitute for Mert Müldür.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Game Report by Soccerway". Soccerway. 5 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Hoşgeldin Merih Demiral!" [Welcome to Merih Demiral!]. Alanyaspor. 15 August 2018.
  3. ^ Hürriyet.de-Redaktion, Anil P. Polat Stellvertretender Chefredakteur GazeteFutbol (31 January 2019). "Deadline-Day: GazeteFutbols Transferticker".
  4. ^ "UFFICIALE: Sassuolo, arriva Demiral in prestito con obbligo di riscatto" (in Italian). Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Turkey v Ukraine game report". ESPN. 20 November 2018.

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