Open main menu

Baris Ekincier (Azerbaijani: Barış Əkinçiər; born 24 March 1999) is a German-born Azerbaijani footballer who plays as a midfielder for VfL Bochum.[1]

Baris Ekincier
Personal information
Full name Baris Ekincier
Date of birth (1999-03-24) 24 March 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Hemer, Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfL Bochum
Number 30
Youth career
0000–2015 FC Iserlohn
2015–2017 Rot-Weiss Essen
2017–2018 VfL Bochum
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– VfL Bochum 1 (0)
National team
2016 Azerbaijan U17 2 (0)
2017 Azerbaijan U19 3 (0)
2018– Azerbaijan U21 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:31, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:31, 5 April 2019 (UTC)


Club careerEdit

Ekincier began his football career with the youth teams of FC Iserlohn and Rot-Weiss Essen, before joining the VfL Bochum youth academy in 2017. In August 2017, he played for the first team in a friendly match against Bayer Leverkusen.[2]

In June 2018, Ekincier signed his first professional contract with VfL Bochum, lasting two years until 30 June 2020.[3] On 19 August 2018, he appeared for Bochum in the first round of the 2018–19 DFB-Pokal, coming on as a substitute in the 62nd minute for Tom Weilandt in the 0–1 away loss against Regionalliga Nord side Weiche Flensburg.[4] Ekincier made his 2. Bundesliga debut for Bochum on 5 April 2019, coming on as a substitute in the 74th minute for Miloš Pantović in the 1–2 away loss against Jahn Regensburg.[5]

International careerEdit

Ekincier was included in hosts Azerbaijan's squad for the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in May 2016. He appeared in Azerbaijan's first two matches, with the team being eliminated in the group stage of the tournament.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Ekincier was born in the German city of Hemer, North Rhine-Westphalia and is of Turkish descent.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Baris Ekincier". HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Spielpraxis für Kießling und Lars Bender" (in German). Kicker. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Baris Ekincier erhält Profivertrag" (in German). VfL Bochum. 6 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Gelungenes Debüt: Weiche Flensburg kegelt Bochum raus" (in German). Kicker. 19 August 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Zuerst Assist, dann eigenes Tor – Grüttner Matchwinner für den Jahn" [First an assist, then a goal – Grüttner match winner for Jahn Regensburg]. (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2019.

External linksEdit