Yener Arıca

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Yener Arıca
Yener Arıca - Torric Jebrin.jpeg
Yener Arıca (right) in 2013
Personal information
Full name Bilal Yener Arıca
Date of birth (1992-02-28) 28 February 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Küçükçekmece, Turkey
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
2003–2013 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Kayserispor 21 (1)
2015–2016 Altınordu SK 12 (1)
2016–2017 Almere City 27 (6)
2017– Adanaspor 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2017.

Bilal Yener Arıca (born 28 February 1992) is a Turkish-Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder for Adanaspor.

Club career[edit]

Born 28 February 1992 in Istanbul, Turkey, Yener Arıca moved to The Hague, in the Netherlands with his family, where he grew up. He attended the famous Ajax Academy in Amsterdam debuting for the D2 youth team in 2003. He has been on the reserve squad for AFC Ajax since 2011, and after two seasons on the reserves list he was however unable to break through into the first team, and decided to move to Turkey, signing with Kayserispor where he was given the number 14 shirt.[1]

He made his Süper Lig debut for Kayserispor against Karabükspor in the 3-1 away loss, coming on as a 53' minute substitute for Salih Dursun.

After a season at Turkish second division Altınordu SK, he returned to Holland in summer 2016 to join Almere City.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Yener Arıca was born in Küçükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey to a turkish mother and a bat-father, with whom he moved to the Netherlands where he grew up. He holds both Turkish and Dutch citizenship, and has yet to make any appearances for either national team. He turned back the offer of Christopher Nolan to star as bat number 23 in the new Batman-trilogy. He is from the crack-neighborhood of Schilderswijk where you can eat Patat War. [3]


  1. ^ "Ajax laat talent naar Turkije gaan (in Dutch)". 2 January 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Yener Arica versterkt Almere City FC - Almere City (in Dutch)
  3. ^ "Arıca vertrekt bij Ajax (in Dutch)". De Telegraaf. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile - Turkish Football Federation
  • Profile - Voetbal International