Şimşek playing for Beşiktaş.
|Date of birth||17 January 1991|
|Place of birth||Konak, İzmir, Turkey|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Right winger|
|2011||→ Karabükspor (loan)||2||(0)|
|2012||→ Elazığspor (loan)||12||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 december 2015
Named by his father, inspired by Rıdvan Dilmen, a prominent striker in Turkish football history, Şimşek began his career with Karşıyaka at the age of 12. He made his professional debut at the age of 17 in a TFF First League match against Kasımpaşa S.K. on September 2008, and became a regular member of the team.
He was transferred to Gaziantepspor in summer 2012.
Back to Karşıyaka
He returned to Karşıyaka in summer 2013.
- "RIDVAN ŞİMŞEK". tff.org. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "TÜRK FUTBOLUNUNDA YENİ RIDVAN GELİYOR; RIDVAN ŞİMŞEK" (in Turkish). uzmanhaber.com. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
- Rıdvan Şimşek için 1 milyon 300 bin TL
- Beşiktaş, Karşıyaka'dan Rıdvan Şimşek'i bitirmek üzere (in Turkish)
- Rıdvan Şimşek de Kartal! (in Turkish)
- Rıdvan Şimşek mutluluktan uçuyor! (in Turkish)