Recep Niyaz

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Recep Niyaz
Personal information
Full name Recep Niyaz
Date of birth (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Denizli, Turkey
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / winger
Club information
Current team
Çaykur Rizespor
Number 21
Youth career
2005–2010 Denizlispor
2010–2012 Fenerbahçe
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Fenerbahçe A2 14 (9)
2011–2015 Fenerbahçe 6 (0)
2013–2014 Bucaspor (loan) 27 (4)
2014–2015 Samsunspor (loan) 24 (5)
2015–2016 Denizlispor 27 (8)
2016– Çaykur Rizespor 16 (2)
National team
2009 Turkey U15 9 (4)
2009–2010 Turkey U16 18 (7)
2010–2012 Turkey U17 14 (4)
2011–2012 Turkey U18 7 (5)
2012–2013 Turkey U19 7 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2016.

Recep Niyaz (Turkish pronunciation: [ɾed͡ʒep nijaz], born 2 August 1995) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Turkish Süper Lig club Çaykur Rizespor.

Early years[edit]

Recep Niyaz started his career with Denizlispor in 2005, where he played until 2010. Fenerbahçe transferred him after the club's legend Rıdvan Dilmen scouted him for Aykut Kocaman. Recep Niyaz scored his first goal for Fenerbahce career against Turkish Cup with Göztepe.[2]

Club career[edit]

He signed his first professional contract with Fenerbahçe on 16 June 2010. He began playing with the A2 squad. He has scored 9 goals in 14 appearances in the A2 League. Recep Niyaz earned his first senior team call-up under Aykut Kocaman and made his professional debut against Manisaspor on 16 January 2012, coming on as a substitution for Henri Bienvenu in the 79th minute.[3] His first professional goal was against Göztepe at the 88th minute at Turkish Cup in Fifth round on 12 December 2012.[4]

International career[edit]

Recep Niyaz played for the Turkey national under-19 football team, which won the silver medal at the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey. He also represented Turkey at the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Honours[edit]

Fenerbahçe[edit]

National[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fenerbahçe
2011–12 4 0 0 0 - - 4 0
2012–13 2 0 3 1 2 0 7 1
Total 6 0 3 1 2 0 11 1
Career total 6 0 3 1 2 0 11 1
Last Update: 14 December 2012[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Turkish Super Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recep Niyaz declared his real birth date". twitter.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Recep Niyaz analyses". golsmacservis.blogspot.com. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Manisaspor 1-2 Fenerbahçe". fenerbahce.org. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Recep Niyaz adına bir ilk...". milliyet.com.tr. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Recep Niyaz Statistics". mackolik.com. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 

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