Şahan with Turkey in 2016
|Full name||Olcay Şahan|
|Date of birth||26 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Düsseldorf, West Germany|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Attacking midfielder|
|2001–2004||Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
|2006–2008||Borussia M'gladbach II||75||(16)|
|2008–2009||MSV Duisburg II||14||(12)|
|2011–2012||1. FC Kaiserslautern||27||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2016
Olcay Şahan (Turkish pronunciation: [oɫd͡ʒaj ʃahan], born 26 May 1987) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a winger for Turkish club Trabzonspor. and for the Turkey national team. He can also play as an attacking midfielder.
In 2008, Şahan played his first professional match against Alemannia Aachen with MSV Duisburg shirt. For the following seasons he started to play more frequently. At the season 2010-2011, from the beginning he became the number one choice for his coach Milan Šašić. After a successful season he was transferred to 1. FC Kaiserslautern. With his new team he started to play at Bundesliga level and inspired Fritz-Walter-Stadion guests very quickly in a short time.
Before the 2012-2013 season he was transferred to Turkish side Beşiktaş, for an 800.000 € fee on a four-year contract. From the beginning of the season, coach Samet Aybaba used him on the first eleven in every each match. On 22 October 2012, Şahan scored his first league goal against Gaziantepspor. He finished the season with 11 goals and 8 assists. With his successful season he became one of the favorite players of Beşiktaş fans.
Olcay was born in Germany to parents of Turkish descent and played for the German U-17s, before switching to the Turkish federation. His great performance during the 2012-2013 season was enough to inspire Turkey national team manager Abdullah Avcı. On 22 March 2013, Şahan played his first international match against Andorra national team. After while the new manager of Turkey national team, Fatih Terim also called him to his squads during 2014 World Cup UEFA Group D qualifying matches. He is part of the Turkish national team for Euro 2016.
Şahan plays as an attacking midfielder, generally as a left winger for his current club Beşiktaş. At the international level he was used as a "playmaker" by Fatih Terim. He is known for his quickness, pace and hardworking forms.
- As of 28 December 2016
|1. FC Kaiserslautern||2011–12||27||1||2||3||0||2||-||-||-||30||1||4|
Scores and results table. Turkey's goal tally first:
|1.||28 May 2013||MSV-Arena, Duisburg, Germany||Latvia||1–0||3–3||Friendly|
|3.||3 September 2014||TRE-FOR Park, Odense, Denmark||Denmark||1-1||2-1||Friendly|
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- "UEFA EURO 2016". UEFA. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
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