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Salih Uçan (Turkish pronunciation: [saːlih utʃan], born 6 January 1994) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Alanyaspor.

Salih Uçan
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Salih Uçan with Fenerbahçe in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Marmaris, Muğla, Turkey
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alanyaspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Bucaspor 24 (1)
2012–2019 Fenerbahçe 37 (3)
2014–2016Roma (loan) 7 (0)
2017–2018Sion (loan) 19 (2)
2018–2019Empoli (loan) 6 (1)
2019 Empoli 8 (0)
2019– Alanyaspor 0 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Turkey U15 10 (5)
2009–2010 Turkey U16 20 (7)
2010–2011 Turkey U17 22 (8)
2011 Turkey U18 20 (10)
2011–2012 Turkey U19 13 (7)
2012–2013 Turkey U20 18 (8)
2013– Turkey U21 14 (7)
2013– Turkey 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:41, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:37, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

FenerbahçeEdit

Fenerbahçe signed Uçan for €1.4 million on 6 June 2012, for a five-year contract worth €220,000 per season. This transfer fee marked the highest fee paid to a Turkish youth player. On 14 March 2013, he scored his debut goal for the club in an UEFA Europa League match against Viktoria Plzeň in the round of 16. His contribution helped Fenerbahçe secure qualification to the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 1–1 draw in the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.[1] He scored two goals against Orduspor on 7 April 2013 and helped Fenerbahçe win four games in a row in the Süper Lig.[2]

Roma (loan)Edit

On 7 July 2014, after weeks of protracted negotiations,[3] Uçan's move to Roma on a two-year loan deal for a fee of €4.75 million was completed. The agreement included an option for Roma to either extend the loan by another year or to sign Uçan outright for €11 million in 2016.[4][5] He made his official Roma debut in the 3–0 victory against Chievo on 18 October 2014. After two years with just 10 appearances, Roma chose to not make use of the option of a permanent signing.[6]

Return to FenerbahçeEdit

In July 2016 Uçan returned to Fenerbahçe at the end of his two-year loan spell at Roma but 1 year later he loaned out again to Swiss club Sion.[6]

Sion (loan)Edit

In 31 August 2017, he was loaned out for a second time joining Swiss Super League FC Sion. In his one-year loan spell he played 19 league matches and 1 match in the Swiss Cup.

Second return to FenerbahçeEdit

In July 2018 Uçan returned to Fenerbahçe for second time at the end of his one-year loan spell at Sion however he played friendly matches on his second return.

Empoli (loan)Edit

On 17 August 2018, Uçan joined to Italian Serie A club Empoli on loan until 30 June 2019.[7] Uçan scored on his debut for the club, the final goal in a 3–3 draw with Frosinone on 21 October 2018.[8]

On 31 January 2019, the last day of the 2018–19 winter transfer window, it was announced that the move had been made permanent.[9]

AlanyasporEdit

On 10 July 2019, Uçan signed to Türkish club Alanyaspor.[10]

International careerEdit

Uçan played all the age categories for Turkish national team. He was also a part of Turkey national under-20 football team during the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. On 15 November 2013, he played his first national match for Turkey against Northern Ireland in Adana.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 26 May 2019.[11]
Club Season League Cup[a] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bucaspor 2010–11 0 0 2 0 2 0
2011–12 24 1 1 0 25 1
Total 24 1 3 0 27 1
Fenerbahçe 2012–13 10 3 9 0 7 1 26 4
2013–14 16 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
2016–17 11 0 14 2 6 0 31 2
Total 37 3 24 2 13 1 74 6
Roma (loan) 2014–15 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2015–16 3 0 1 0 2 0 6 0
Total 7 0 1 0 2 0 10 0
Sion (loan) 2017–18 19 2 1 0 0 0 20 2
Empoli 2018–19 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Career total 101 7 29 2 15 1 145 10

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Fenerbahçe

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FENERBAHÇEMİZ ÇEYREK FİNALDE". Fenerbahce.org. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Orduspor 0-2 Fenerbahçe". Fenerbahce.org. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  3. ^ Zucchelli, Chiara (1 July 2014). "Roma-Uçan, adesso è fatta: via libera dal Fenerbahçe". Gazette Dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  4. ^ Dove, Ed (6 July 2014). "Roma sign Ucan on two-year loan from Fenerbahce". Goal. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Ashley Cole joins Salih Uçan at Roma". UEFA.com. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Ucan confirms Roma exit". Football Italia. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  7. ^ "UFFICIALE: l'Empoli riporta Salih Ucan in Italia" (in Italian). Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Salih Uçan müthiş golle Empoli'ye puan kazandırdı! Salih Uçan'ın golünü izle…" (in Turkish). Sözcü. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Empoli: Zajc to Fener, Salih stays". Football Italia. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  10. ^ "UFFICIALE: Empoli, Ucan torna in Turchia. Ha firmato con l'Alanyaspor". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Salih Uçan". Retrieved 21 October 2018.

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