Veli Kavlak

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Veli Kavlak
Austria vs. USA 2013-11-19 (040).jpg
Kavlak with Austria in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-11-03) 3 November 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş
Number TBA
Youth career
Slovan HAC
2003–2004 Rapid Wien
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2011 Rapid Wien 146 (13)
2011– Beşiktaş 115 (6)
National team
2005–2006 Austria U19 4 (0)
2006–2007 Austria U20 7 (0)
2007–2010 Austria U21 18 (1)
2007– Austria 31 (1)
* 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.

Playing style[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 28 January 2017[2][3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rapid Wien 2004–05 Austrian Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 - - 2 0
2005–06 14 2 2 0 1 0 - 17 2
2006–07 29 3 1 0 - - 30 3
2007–08 27 2 4 1 - - 31 3
2008–09 29 4 3 1 2 0 - 34 5
2009–10 24 2 2 0 7 0 - 33 2
2010–11 21 0 3 0 10 1 - 34 1
Total 146 13 15 2 20 1 - - 181 16
Beşiktaş 2011–12 Super Lig 33 1 1 1 11 0 - 45 2
2012–13 30 1 3 0 0 0 - 33 1
2013–14 29 3 0 0 2 0 - 31 3
2014–15 22 1 1 0 12 0 - 35 2
2015–16 1 0 5 0 0 0 - 6 0
2016–17 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 2 0
2017–18 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Total 115 6 12 1 25 0 - - 152 7
Career total 261 19 27 3 45 1 - - 333 23

International[edit]

National team Season Apps Goals
Austria 2007 3 0
2008 1 0
2009 3 0
2010 5 0
2011 3 0
2012 7 1
2013 7 0
2014 2 0
Total 31 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Turkey's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 August 2012 Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna  Turkey 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Beşiktaş J.K.

Personal life[edit]

Veli Kavlak was born to Turkish parents.[4] He also holds Turkish citizenship.[5] He speaks Turkish fluently.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veli Kavlak". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kavlak, Veli". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  3. ^ "VELİ KAVLAK". tff.org. tff. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Loyalty test for Rapid's Turkish-tinged trio". Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Player Details". TFF.org. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 

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