Erkan Sözeri

Erkan Sözeri (born 19 May 1966) is a Turkish football coach and former player who currently serves as the manager of Bandırmaspor.[1][2] He is best known for his playing career with Gençlerbirliği in the Turkish Süper Lig.

Erkan Sözeri
Personal information
Full name Erkan Sözeri
Date of birth (1966-05-19) May 19, 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Ankara, Turkey
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
Bandırmaspor (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Gaziantepspor 79 (4)
1991–1992 Trabzonspor 8 (0)
1992–1998 Gençlerbirliği 186 (20)
1998–2000 Fenerbahçe 13 (0)
1999Çaykur Rizespor (loan) 21 (2)
2000–2001 Göztepe 46 (1)
Teams managed
2003–2004 Kırıkkalespor (assistant)
2004–2005 Kırıkkalespor
2006–2007 Muğlaspor
2007 Uşakspor (assistant)
2007–2008 Şanlıurfaspor
2008 Türk Telekom
2008–2009 İskenderunspor
2009–2011 Fethiyespor
2011–2012 Orduspor (assistant)
2012 Tokatspor
2012–2013 Fethiyespor
2013 Alanyaspor
2013–2014 Orduspor
2014 Orduspor
2014–2015 Giresunspor
2015 Balıkesirspor
2015–2016 Giresunspor
2016 Adana Demirspor
2016–2017 Ümraniyespor
2017 Karabükspor
2017 Gazişehir Gaziantep
2018–2019 Gençlerbirliği
2019 Giresunspor
2019–2020 BB Erzurumspor
2020– Bandırmaspor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Professional careerEdit

Erkan begun his professional career with Gaziantepspor, whom he helped promote to the Süper Lig. He moved to Trabzonspor where he won the Turkish Cup, before transferring to Gençlerbirliği where he spent the majority of his professional career. At the age of 32, he moved to Fenerbahçe, before finishing his career at Göztepe.[3]

Managerial careerEdit

Erkan managed a variety of Turkish clubs in the TFF First League and TFF Second League before coaching the professional Kardemir Karabükspor in the Turkish Süper Lig. On 25 September 2017 he resigned from Karabükspor after a series of bad results,[4] and is currently at Gazişehir Gaziantep F.K..

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Erkan Sözeri dikkat çekti".
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/Bandirma_SK/status/1319264560218574849
  3. ^ sitesi, milliyet.com.tr Türkiye'nin lider haber. "Erkan Sözeri Haberleri ve Erkan Sözeri Gelişmeleri". MİLLİYET HABER - TÜRKİYE'NİN HABER SİTESİ.
  4. ^ fanatik. "Erkan Sözeri'nin istifası kabul edildi". Fanatik.

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