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Ahmed Kutucu (born 1 March 2000) is a Turkish footballer who plays as a centre-forward for Schalke 04.[2] Kutucu is a youth international for Turkey.

Ahmed Kutucu
Ahmed Kutucu 2019.jpg
Kutucu with Schalke 04 in 2019
Personal information
Full name Ahmed Kutucu[1]
Date of birth (2000-03-01) 1 March 2000 (age 19)
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Centre-forward
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 15
Youth career
2003–2006 Sportreunde Haverkamp
2006–2011 Rot-Weiss Essen
2011– Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Schalke 04 18 (3)
2019– Schalke 04 II 1 (2)
National team
2017 Turkey U17 3 (1)
2018 Turkey U19 3 (0)
2019– Turkey U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2019

Club careerEdit

Kutucu began his youth career with Sportreunde Haverkamp in 2003, before moving to the youth team of Rot-Weiss Essen in 2006. In 2011, he joined the youth sector of Schalke 04.[3]

On 11 December 2018, Kutucu made his first team debut for Schalke in the UEFA Champions League, coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute for Cedric Teuchert in the 1–0 home win against Lokomotiv Moscow.[4] He scored his first Bundesliga goal on 22 December 2018, coming on as a substitute in the 73rd minute to replace Yevhen Konoplyanka in a 3–1 away win against VfB Stuttgart.[5]

International careerEdit

Kutucu was included in Turkey's squad for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.[6] He made his debut on 6 October 2017 in the first group match, opening the scoring for Turkey with a header in the 18th minute against New Zealand, with the match finishing as a 1–1 draw.[7] He played in Turkey's remaining two matches, where they were eliminated in the tournament's group stage.[2] The following year, he was included in Turkey's squad for the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Finland.[8] He played all three matches for Turkey, with the team being eliminated in the group stage.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played on 5 October 2019.[2]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Schalke 04 2018–19 Bundesliga 13 2 2 1 1[a] 0 16 3
2019–20 Bundesliga 5 1 1 0 6 1
Career total 18 3 3 1 1 0 22 4

Notes

  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Champions League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 October 2017. p. 23. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ahmed Kutucu". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Ahmed Kutucu". schalke04.de (in German). FC Schalke 04. Archived from the original on 11 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. ^ "UEFA Champions League: Schalke v Lokomotiv Moskva". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Schalke end 2018 on a high and leave Stuttgart struggling". bundesliga.com. 22 December 2018.
  6. ^ "U17 Milli Takımı, Dünya Kupası hazırlıklarına başladı" [U17 national team started World Cup preparations]. TFF.org (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. 16 September 2017. Archived from the original on 5 August 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  7. ^ "New Zealand – Turkey 1:1 (U17 World Cup 2017 India, Group B)". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  8. ^ "U19 Milli Takımımızın Avrupa Şampiyonası Finalleri aday kadrosu açıklandı" [U19 national team's European Championship squad nominees announced]. TFF.org (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. 19 June 2018. Archived from the original on 3 July 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.

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