Volkan Şen

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Volkan Şen
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Volkan with Turkey in 2016
Personal information
Full name Volkan Şen
Date of birth (1987-07-07) 7 July 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Bursa, Turkey
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 20
Youth career
2000–2002 Bursa Merinosspor
2002–2004 TSE Arabayatağıspor
2004–2005 Bursaspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Bursaspor 99 (11)
2005–2007 Bursa Merinosspor (loan) 16 (2)
2011–2014 Trabzonspor 47 (6)
2014–2015 Bursaspor 30 (12)
2015– Fenerbahçe 38 (5)
National team
2007–2008 Turkey U21 4 (0)
2010– Turkey 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2016

Volkan Şen (born 7 July 1987) is a professional Turkish footballer who plays as a winger for Turkish club Fenerbahçe and the Turkey national team.[1] He is mostly known for his long shots, his dribbling and speed.


He was born in Bursa and started playing football in Bursa Merinosspor between 2000-2002. He started his professional career at Bursaspor in 2005 as an 18-year-old and loaned again to Bursa Merinosspor between 2005-2007. In his first season, he made his mark in league (scored 3 goals in 25 matches) and cup competitions (played 4 matches). In August 2011, signed Volkan for Trabzonspor on a 4-year contract. But in August 2013, Volkan was brought to tears from insults emanating from Trabzonspor supporters and eventually abandoned the pitch. The fans were insulting his recently deceased mother.[citation needed] In 2014 he returned to Bursaspor,[citation needed] and in 2015 he signed for Fenerbahçe.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Turkey at the age of 22, starting in a 2–0 friendly win against Honduras on 3 March 2010.[2] He is part of the Turkish national team for Euro 2016.[3] On 11 November 2016, Sen scored his first goal ever for Turkey in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Kosovo. Turkey won 2-0.[4]

International goals[edit]

As of 11 November 2016. Turkey score listed first, score column indicates score after each Şen goal.
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 November 2016 New Antalya Stadium, Antalya, Turkey 24  Kosovo 2–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification





  1. ^ Volkan Şen to set for Fenerbahçe
  2. ^ "Türkiye 2-0 Honduras". tff.org. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "UEFA EURO 2016". UEFA. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Turkey 2-0 Kosovo". BBC Sports. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 

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