Serdar Aziz

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Serdar Aziz
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Aziz at his Galatasaray presentation
Personal information
Full name Serdar Aziz
Date of birth (1990-10-23) 23 October 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Bursa, Turkey
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Galatasaray
Number 4
Youth career
2000–2010 Bursaspor
2007–2008 → Merinosspor (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2016 Bursaspor 137 (7)
2016– Galatasaray 5 (0)
National team
2006 Turkey U16 2 (0)
2006–2007 Turkey U17 13 (0)
2007–2008 Turkey U18 7 (0)
2007–2009 Turkey U19 18 (0)
2010 Turkey U20 2 (0)
2009–2012 Turkey U21 16 (1)
2014– Turkey 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:33, 22 February 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2015

Serdar Aziz (born 23 October 1990) is a Turkish professional footballer of Albanian descent who plays as a centre back for Turkish club Galatasaray in the Süper Lig.[1]

Early years[edit]

Aziz was born in Osmangazi, Bursa. His father was born in Bitola, Macedonia but he is an ethnic Turk.[2] His mother was also born in Bursa. He has two older siblings, one brother and one sister. Aziz's father was an amateur footballer in Bursa.[3] At the age of 10, Aziz enrolled in a football school in Bursa. He spent 2 months at the school before he was signed to a youth contract by Bursaspor. Aziz originally played in midfield due to his small stature. However, Aziz pleaded his coach to place him as a center back because he believed he wasn't good enough technically to play in midfield. Aziz had a growth spurt soon after, which cemented his position at stopper.[3]

Career[edit]

Raşit Çetiner called Aziz up to the senior squad in 2006. Although he did not make his debut, Aziz was allowed to train alongside the senior players. He was loaned to feeder club Bursa Merinosspor for the 2007–08 season. Aziz was not open to the move, but warmed up to the idea after he realized the club was virtually one and the same with Bursaspor. He admitted the physical nature of the TFF Third League helped aid his development into becoming a professional center back.[3] Aziz made his professional debut for Bursaspor on 25 October 2008 against Fenerbahçe, with Bursaspor losing 2–5.[4] He was a part of the Bursaspor squad that won the Süper Lig in 2009–10.[5]

International career[edit]

Aziz has played for Turkey at the U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-21 levels. Aziz was a part of the U-19 squad that competed at the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. He has received call-up from Macedonia national football team, however he rejected it, stating his desire to represent Turkey at the senior level.[6] On 24 August 2007 he broke the leg of Norwegian player Mohammed Fellah in an U-19. He made his debut at senior level on 16 November against Kazakhstan and in that game he scored the third goal in a 3-1 win.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Turkey's goal tally first:

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 November 2014 Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul  Kazakhstan 3–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bursaspor
Galatasaray

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