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Okay Yokuşlu (Turkish pronunciation: [okaj jokuʃɫu], born 9 March 1994) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Celta de Vigo.

Okay Yokuşlu
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Yokuşlu in 2013
Personal information
Full name Okay Yokuşlu[1]
Date of birth (1994-03-09) 9 March 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Konak, Izmir, Turkey
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Celta
Number 5
Youth career
2002–2006 Karşıyaka
2006–2010 Altay
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Altay 33 (4)
2011–2015 Kayserispor 102 (7)
2015–2018 Trabzonspor 86 (6)
2018– Celta 30 (2)
National team
2009 Turkey U15 6 (3)
2009–2010 Turkey U16 6 (1)
2009–2011 Turkey U17 25 (4)
2011–2013 Turkey U19 10 (2)
2012–2014 Turkey U20 12 (1)
2012–2015 Turkey U21 10 (0)
2015– Turkey 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:34, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2019

CareerEdit

On 27 June 2011, at the age of 17, he signed for Kayserispor for a record transfer fee for Altay of TRY 2.3 million (€1 million).[2] He made his Süper Lig debut in the starting line-up in which Kayserispor were beaten by Antalyaspor with 0–1 final score, on 16 September 2011.[3]

International careerEdit

Okay was selected for Turkey's U-20 squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He scored "a beautifully judged chip over the stranded [goalkeeper] from 25 yards (23 m)" to complete the hosts' 2–1 defeat of Australia and progression to the last 16 of the competition.[4] On 6 November 2015, Yokuşlu was selected for the Turkey national football team to play friendlies against Qatar and Greece respectively.[5] He made his debut as a late sub against Greece in a 0-0 tie.[6]

StatisticsEdit

(Correct as of 23 May 2019)[3][7]
Club Season League Cup[8] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Altay 2009–10 12 2 2 1 0 0 14 3
2010–11 21 2 0 0 0 0 21 2
Total 33 4 2 1 0 0 35 5
Kayserispor 2011–12 22 2 2 0 0 0 24 2
2012–13 24 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2013–14 25 1 4 0 0 0 29 1
2014–15 31 4 3 1 0 0 34 5
Total 102 7 9 1 0 0 111 8
Trabzonspor 2015–16 27 2 7 0 2 1 36 3
2016–17 29 2 8 3 0 0 37 5
2017–18 30 2 3 0 0 0 33 2
Total 86 6 18 3 2 1 106 10
Celta 2018–19 30 2 2 0 0 0 17 1
Career total 251 19 31 5 2 1 284 25

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Turkey's goal tally first.[9]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 March 2018 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro   Montenegro 2–0 2–2 Friendly

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Acta del Partido celebrado el 18 de mayo de 2019, en Vigo" [Minutes of the Match held on 18 May 2019, in Vigo] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ http://tr.eurosport.com/futbol/turkish-super-lig/2010-2011/okay-kayserisporda_sto2849423/story.shtml
  3. ^ a b "Futbolcu Bilgi Bankası>> Oyuncular - Futbolcular" (in Turkish). TFF. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  4. ^ "Hosts through as Aussies exit". FIFA. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  5. ^ Turkish Football Federation. "Turkish A National Team Squad Announced for Qatar and Greece Matches". Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.tff.org/Default.aspx?pageID=528&macID=156390
  7. ^ "Okay Yokuşlu@Mackolik.com" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2011-06-14.
  8. ^ Includes Turkish Cup and Turkish Super Cup
  9. ^ "Yokuşlu, Okay". National Football Teams. Retrieved 29 March 2018.

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