Servet Uzunlar

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Servet Uzunlar
Servet Uzunlar - WSW.jpg
Uzunlar playing for the Western Sydney Wanderers
Personal information
Full name Yesim Servet Uzunlar[1]
Date of birth (1989-03-08) 8 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre-back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sydney FC
Number 6
Youth career
2004–2008 NSW Sapphires
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Sydney FC 42 (3)
2012–2014 Western Sydney Wanderers 15 (3)
2013 Chungbuk Sportstoto
2014–2015 Sydney FC 13 (0)
2016– Sydney FC 9 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Australia U-20 13 (4)
2008– Australia 48 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2015

Yesim Servet Uzunlar, known as Servet Uzunlar, (born 8 March 1989) is an Australian soccer player who plays for Sydney FC in the Australian W-League.

Background[edit]

She was born in 1989 in Sydney to Turkish Australians Nilgun and Bulant Uzunlar.[2][3]

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Uzunlar played junior football for North Sutherland Rockets. The club now presents an annual award in her name to junior girls players who have improved their game over the year.[4][5]

Uzunlar played for NSW Sapphires in the Women's National Soccer League (WNSL) in 2004.[6]

Ahead of the 2008–09 W-League season, Uzunlar joined Sydney FC.[7]

Uzunlar signed for Californian team Pali Blues for the 2012 USL W-League season.[8]

In October 2012, Uzunlar moved to Western Sydney Wanderers.[9]

After an ill-fated spell in Korea with Chungbuk Sportstoto, Uzunlar retired from football in 2013 at the age of 25. After a year out of the sport, she rejoined Sydney FC with the aim of playing in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[10][11]

International career[edit]

Uzunlar was a member of the Australian squads that played at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship and the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. She made her senior debut for Australia in 2008, in a 5–0 loss to China.[12][13]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 October 2008 Thanh Long Sports Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Myanmar 2–0 5–1 2008 AFF Women's Championship
2 20 November 2012 Bao'an Stadium, Shenzen, China  Chinese Taipei 5–0 7–0 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup preliminary round 2

Honours[edit]

Uzunlar playing for Australia

Club[edit]

Sydney FC

Country[edit]

Australia

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players — 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ S. Uzunlar at Soccerway. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. ^ Leigh, Sales (presenter); Julia, Holman (reporter) (8 June 2015). "Matildas 'fired up' for Women's World Cup's group of death". 7.30. Transcript. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ABC. 
  4. ^ Parkinson, Andrew (21 May 2015). "Matildas 'shire girl' Uzunlar is ready to take on Vietnam at Kogarah Oval". St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. Fairfax Regional Media. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "End of Year Awards for 2016". North Sutherland Rockets Soccer Club. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Australia - Women 2004/05". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Sydney Off To A Flier In W-League". Australian FourFourTwo. Haymarket Media. Sportal Australia. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Blues sign Australian Servet Uzunlar". Pacific Palisades, CA Patch. Patch Media. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Bossi, Dominic (17 October 2012). "Born in west, but sky blue tugs at Simon's heart". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  10. ^ Bossi, Dominic (11 June 2015). "Matildas defender Servet Uzunlar only resumed playing nine months before 2015 World Cup". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Kyah Simon and Servet Uzunlar to return to Sydney FC". The Women's Game. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  12. ^ Howe, Andrew. "Official Media Guide of Australia at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 3 July 2017 – via WomenSoccer.com.au. 
  13. ^ Servet UzunlarFIFA competition record. Retrieved 3 July 2017
  14. ^ "Uzunlar takes out FC’s Player of the Year". The Women's Game. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  15. ^ "Bridge voted best for the Wanderers". The World Game. Special Broadcasting Service. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 

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