Kavlak with Austria in 2014
|Date of birth||3 November 1988|
|Place of birth||Vienna, Austria|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:58, 17 February 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:34, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
Veli Kavlak (born 3 November 1988) is an Austrian footballer who plays for Süper Lig club Beşiktaş as a midfielder, having previously played for Rapid Wien. Born in Vienna, Kavlak has represented Austria at international level.
Kavlak is a defensive box to box midfielder. At club level, he is deployed in the holding role and is key in midfield with his tireless running and endless stamina. He is also a hardworking leader and although not being known for unsportsmanlike acts, he is known to be a hatchet man in midfield. Kavlak is often accompanied by another more offensive central midfielder such as Manuel Fernandes and Oğuzhan Özyakup. At international level, however, he has most prominently featured in a more advanced position in front of a holding midfielder.
On 15 August 2012 he scored against his parents' Home country Turkey playing for Austria in the 3rd minute. Austria went on to win that game 2-0.
|Rapid Wien||2004–05||Austrian Bundesliga||2||0||0||0||-||-||2||0|
- Scores and results list Turkey's goal tally first.
|1.||15 August 2012||Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna||Turkey||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
- Beşiktaş J.K.
- "Veli Kavlak". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "Kavlak, Veli". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
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- "Loyalty test for Rapid's Turkish-tinged trio". Retrieved 2010-11-27.
- "Player Details". TFF.org. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
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