|Full name||Serdar Kesimal|
|Date of birth||24 January 1989|
|Place of birth||Wuppertal, West Germany|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Centre Back|
|2007–2009||1. FC Köln|
|2008–2009||1. FC Köln II||20||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:45, 18 January 2013 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2011
Kesimal was born in Wuppertal on 24 January 1989 to emigrants of Rize. He began his footballing career with amateur club FC Dönberg. He spent some time with Wuppertaler SV before being transferred to FC Köln in 2007. Kesimal played in the U-19 and II teams of.
FC Köln before Kayserispor transferred him in 2009. He scored his first goal for the club in a match against MKE Ankaragücü on 24 August 2010. He made his debut in the 1-0 friendly beat by the Netherlands on November 10, 2010. And he made his debut as an official in 2-0 victory over Austria on March 29, 2011. Kesimal was transferred to Turkish champions Fenerbahçe for Gökhan Ünal plus a fee worth €5 million on a 5-year contract. Following a three-month injury period he returned to the team and quickly gained a starter position in December, 2011.
Kesimal began his international career with the Turkey U-21 squad. Kesimal was never capped at youth international level. He made his debut against Netherlands on 17 November 2010.
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