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Caner Erkin (Turkish pronunciation: [dʒaneɾ æɾcin], born 4 October 1988) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a left back for Süper Lig club Beşiktaş [1] and the Turkey national team.

Caner Erkin
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Personal information
Full name Caner Erkin
Date of birth (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Balıkesir, Turkey
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş
Number 88
Youth career
2002–2004 Manisaspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Manisaspor 43 (4)
2007–2010 CSKA Moscow 36 (2)
2009–2010Galatasaray (loan) 29 (4)
2010–2016 Fenerbahçe 157 (9)
2016–2017 Internazionale 0 (0)
2016–2017Beşiktaş (loan) 8 (0)
2017– Beşiktaş 50 (1)
National team
2004–2005 Turkey U17 19 (8)
2005 Turkey U18 3 (0)
2005–2006 Turkey U19 7 (4)
2006–2012 Turkey U21 14 (1)
2006– Turkey 53 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2017

Contents

Club careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Erkin began his professional career at the start of the 2004–05 season with Manisaspor who at the time were playing in the Second Division. That season they won the league and got promoted to the Süper Lig. During his 1.5-year stay at Manisaspor in, he scored 5 goals in 39 games. In the January 2007 transfer window, he moved to CSKA Moscow, for a £3.5 million transfer fee.[citation needed] He has played a total of 40 games, 7 in the UEFA Champions League and also won the Russian Super Cup on two occasions. On 31 August 2009, Galatasaray signed Erkin on a one-year loan from CSKA Moscow with an option to purchase at the end of the season.

FenerbahçeEdit

Erkin signed for Fenerbahçe in 2010. Starting out as a left winger, he was slowly transformed into a left back. His performances with led to him being scouted by several prominent European clubs.

In 2014, he signed a new 2-year contract.[2][3]

InternazionaleEdit

On 1 June 2016, Internazionale announced the signing of Erkin on a free transfer in a three-year deal commencing on 1 July.[4][5] Erkin was the first summer transfer addition to the squad.[6] Under Roberto Mancini and new coach Frank de Boer, Erkin made 7 appearances in pre-season friendlies. However, he did not make any competitive debut before leaving Inter on 30 August. Inter also ran out of players quota in 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, as the club was forced to reduce to 22-men squad (plus normal minimum requirement of homegrown and club-trained players) due to penalty of UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations, thus Caner was sacrificed for other signings. Domestically, Inter had one quota left (plus another for an Inter-trained player), but left vacant.

BeşiktaşEdit

On 30 August 2016, Internazionale announced that Erkin's one-year deal with his homeland club Beşiktaş as on loan. On 7 June 2017, Beşiktaş signed Erkin for €750,000 transfer fee.[7]

International careerEdit

Erkin made his debut for the Turkish national football team at the age of 17 in a friendly match against Ghana in May 2006. His first goal was against Ukraine on 5 June 2012.

Career statisticsEdit

As of 20 August 2019[8]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manisaspor 2004–05 4 0 0 0 - - 4 0
2005–06 24 2 0 0 - - 24 2
2006–07 15 2 2 0 - - 17 2
Total 43 4 2 0 0 0 45 4
CSKA 2007 8 1 4 0 2 0 14 1
2008 18 1 3 1 2 0 23 2
2009 7 0 1 0 3 0 11 0
Total 33 2 8 1 7 0 48 3
Galatasaray 2009–10 20 0 6 3 4 0 30 3
Total 20 0 6 3 4 0 30 3
Fenerbahçe 2010–11 22 1 3 0 1 0 26 1
2011–12 31 2 5 1 - - 36 3
2012–13 30 0 7 1 16 3 53 4
2013–14 30 3 1 0 2 0 33 3
2014–15 31 3 5 1 - - 36 4
2015–16 13 0 4 1 10 0 27 1
Total 157 9 25 4 29 3 211 16
Beşiktaş 2016–17 8 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
2017–18 21 0 5 0 5 0 31 0
2018–19 28 1 0 0 11 1 39 2
2019–20 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 58 1 5 0 19 1 82 2
Career total 311 16 46 8 59 4 415 28

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Fenerbahçe S.K.
PFC CSKA Moscow
Beşiktaş J.K.

InternationalEdit

[9]

Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 2 0
2008 1 0
2009 3 0
2010 2 0
2011 1 0
2012 9 1
2013 8 0
2014 12 1
2015 6 0
2016 9 0
2017 2 0
Total 53 2

International goalsEdit

[9]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 June 2012 Audi Sportpark, Ingolstadt, Germany   Ukraine 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 29 May 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States   Honduras 2–0 2–0 Friendly

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.bjk.com.tr/tr/haber/70273/
  2. ^ Fenerbahçe (5 June 2014). "Caner Erkin ile prensipte anlaşmaya varılmıştır" (in Turkish). Turkish Public Disclosure Platform (KAP). Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ Fenerbahçe (14 July 2014). "Caner Erkin ile 2 yıllık sözleşme imzalanmıştır" (in Turkish). KAP. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Erkin is a Nerazzurri player" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  5. ^ Gladwell, Ben (2 June 2016). "Caner Erkin signs for Inter Milan from Fenerbahce". ESPN FC. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.espnfc.com/story/2884849/caner-erkin-signs-for-inter-milan-from-fenerbahce
  7. ^ "Results or Ending of Transfer Meetings". Beşiktaş (in Turkish). Turkish Public Disclosure Platform (KAP). 7 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ a b "Caner Erkin". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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