Serdar Kesimal

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Serdar Kesimal
Serdar Kesimal 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Serdar Kesimal
Date of birth (1989-01-24) 24 January 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Wuppertal, West Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Centre Back
Youth career
0000–2006 Sportfreunde Dönberg
2006–2007 Wuppertaler SV
2007–2009 1. FC Köln
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 1. FC Köln II 20 (0)
2009–2011 Kayserispor 55 (2)
2011–2016 Fenerbahçe 32 (0)
2016–2019 Akhisar Belediyespor 8 (0)
National team
2008 Turkey U20 2 (0)
2009–2010 Turkey U21 15 (0)
2010–2011 Turkey 6 (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

Serdar Kesimal (born 24 January 1989) is a Turkish footballer who plays as a centre back. Kesimal is also a youth international, having been capped at the U-20 and U-21 levels.[1]

Early years[edit]

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.[2] He scored his first goal for the club in a match against MKE Ankaragücü on 24 August 2010.[3] 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.[4] 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.

International career[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "SERDAR KESİMAL" (in Turkish). Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  2. ^ Barış Tarık Mutlu (31 July 2009). "Sahadaki joker: Serdar Kesimal" (in Turkish). Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  3. ^ "MKE ANKARAGÜCÜ 1-1 KAYSERİSPOR" (in Turkish). Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Turkey-Austria Live".

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