Mehmet Ekici

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Mehmet Ekici
Mehmet Ekici'14.JPG
Ekici in 2014
Personal information
Full name Mehmet Ekici
Date of birth (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Munich, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fenerbahçe
Number 11
Youth career
1995–1997 SpVgg Unterhaching
1997–2009 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Bayern Munich II 70 (18)
2010–2011 Bayern Munich 0 (0)
2010–2011 1. FC Nürnberg (loan) 32 (3)
2011–2014 Werder Bremen 41 (4)
2014–2017 Trabzonspor 62 (16)
2017– Fenerbahçe 0 (0)
National team
2007 Germany U17 3 (0)
2007 Germany U18 1 (2)
2008 Germany U19 1 (0)
2009 Germany U20 4 (1)
2010 Germany U21 3 (0)
2010– Turkey 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015

Mehmet Ekici (Turkish pronunciation: [me̞hˈme̞t e̞ˈcid͡ʒɪ]; born 25 March 1990) is a Turkish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Fenerbahçe SK.

He previously played for Werder Bremen, 1. FC Nürnberg, Bayern Munich, and Trabzonspor.[1] Born in Germany, Ekici played for the Germany national football team at Under-17 to Under-21 level before switching to represent Turkey in senior competition.

Club career

Bayern Munich

Ekici made his debut for Bayern Munich's first team in the 2008 T-Home Super Cup.[2] He was named in Bayern Munich's squad for both the 2008–09 and 2009–10 UEFA Champions League.[3] In January 2010, it was announced that Ekici would train with the first-team for the rest of the 2009–10 season, along with reserve teammates David Alaba and Diego Contento,[4] and on 1 February, he followed Contento in signing a contract with the senior team.[5] He scored 12 goals in 29 matches for the reserve team during the 2009–2010 season.[6] He was an unused substitute for a few first-team matches before injury ruled him out of the end of the season.

Nürnberg (loan)

In July 2010, he joined 1. FC Nürnberg on a season-long loan.[6]

Werder Bremen

On 18 May 2011,[7] Ekici transferred to Werder Bremen for a fee believed to be around €5 million.[8] He scored his first goal for Bremen on 17 September, against his former club 1. FC Nürnberg in match that ended in a 1–1 draw. On 1 September 2013 he scored two goals leading his team to a 4–1 win over VfB Stuttgart.[9]

Trabzonspor

Ekici joined Trabzonspor on 15 August 2014 for a fee of €1.5 million.[10][11] He made his league debut on 31 August 2014 against Kayseri Erciyesspor, which ended in a 0–0 draw.[12]

He left the club at the end of the 2016–17 season when his contract ran out. In his time at Trabzonspor, he made 83 appearances scoring 16 goals in all competitions.[13]

Fenerbahçe

On 5 June 2017, Fenerbahçe S.K. announced the signing of Ekici.[13]

International career

Although he has represented Germany, the nation of his birth, at youth and U21 levels, he has elected to play for Turkey at the senior level.[14][15] He was called up to Turkish side by Guus Hiddink for the friendly match against the Netherlands. On 29 March 2011, Ekici represented Turkey in his first major international match against Austria where he played right-wing with Turkish play-maker Arda Turan on the left-wing, which resulted in Turkey winning the match 2–0 and getting their UEFA Euro 2012 qualification back on-track. Ekici went with Turkish manager Guus Hiddink to 1. FC Nürnberg to try to persuade his close friend İlkay Gündoğan to follow in his paths in playing for Turkey.[16]

Career statistics

As of 31 May 2017.
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
Bayern Munich II 2007–08[17] Regionalliga Süd 9 0 9 0
2008–09[18] 3. Liga 32 6 32 6
2009–10[19] 29 12 29 12
Total 70 18 70 18
1. FC Nürnberg (loan) 2010–11[20] Bundesliga 32 3 4 1 36 4
Total 32 3 4 1 36 4
Werder Bremen 2011–12[21] Bundesliga 21 1 1 0 22 1
2012–13[22] 9 2 0 0 9 2
2013–14[23] 11 1 1 0 12 1
Total 41 4 2 0 43 4
Turkey League Turkish Cup Europe Total
Trabzonspor 2014–15[24] Süper Lig 29 9 6 0 7 1 42 10
2015–16[24] 18 4 2 0 2 1 22 5
2016–17[24] 15 3 4 0 19 3
Total 62 16 12 0 9 2 83 18
Career total 205 41 18 1 9 2 232 44

Honours

Club

Bayern Munich

References

  1. ^ "Mehmet Ekici". 1. FC Nürnberg (in German). p. 2. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Borussia edge T-Home Supercup against FCB". FC Bayern Munich. 24 July 2008. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Vote for your stars of 2008". UEFA. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Alaba, Ekici and Contento give it their best shot". FC Bayern Munich. 9 January 2010. Archived from the original on 12 January 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ekici unterschreibt Profi-Vertrag". FC Bayern Munich (in German). 1 February 2010. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Der Club leiht Ekici aus". kicker Online (in German). 2 July 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Milli futbolcu resmen Werder Bremen'de" (in Turkish). Hürriyet. 18 May 2011. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Promising Turkish midfielder Mehmet Ekici to Werder Bremen". nationalturk.com. 18 May 2011. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Back-back wins for Bremen". Sky Sports. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Trabzonspor Mehmet Ekici'yi borsaya bildirdi". Eurosport Turkey (in Turkish). 15 August 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mehmet Ekici, Trabzonspor için geldi". Milliyet (in Turkish). 16 August 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Trabzonspor'dan sessiz başlangıç!". Takvim (in Turkish). 31 August 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Ekici schließt sich Fenerbahçe an". Weser-Kurier (in German). 5 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Mehmet Ekici'ye Milli Takım yolu açıldı" (in Turkish). TTF. 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  15. ^ "Mehmet Ekici Türkiye dedi". ntvspor.net (in Turkish). 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  16. ^ "Hollanda kadrosu açıklandı". ntvspor.net (in Turkish). 12 November 2010. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  17. ^ "Mehmet Ekici". Kicker Online. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  18. ^ "Mehmet Ekici". Kicker Online. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  19. ^ "Mehmet Ekici". Kicker Online. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  20. ^ "Mehmet Ekici". Kicker Online. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  21. ^ "Mehmet Ekici". Kicker Online. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  22. ^ "Mehmet Ekici". Kicker Online. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  23. ^ "Mehmet Ekici". Kicker Online. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  24. ^ a b c "M. Ekici". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 

External links

  • Mehmet Ekici at the Turkish Football Federation
  • Mehmet EkiciUEFA competition record
  • Mehmet EkiciFIFA competition record
  • Mehmet Ekici at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Mehmet Ekici at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  • Mehmet Ekici at kicker.de (in German)
  • Interview with Cezasahasi.net (in Turkish)
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