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Sercan Yıldırım

Sercan Yıldırım (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈseɾdʒan ˈjɯɫdɯˈɾɯm], born 5 April 1990) is a Turkish footballer who plays as a forward for Fatih Karagümrük.

Sercan Yıldırım
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Yıldırım playing for Bursaspor in 2014
Personal information
Full name Sercan Yıldırım
Date of birth (1990-04-05) 5 April 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Osmangazi, Bursa, Turkey
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Fatih Karagümrük
Number 16
Youth career
2004–2007 Bursaspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Bursaspor 84 (23)
2011–2016 Galatasaray 22 (2)
2013Sivasspor (loan) 5 (0)
2013Şanlıurfaspor (loan) 13 (3)
2014Bursaspor (loan) 11 (1)
2014–2015Balıkesirspor (loan) 31 (8)
2015–2016Bursaspor (loan) 19 (4)
2016–2019 Bursaspor 23 (2)
2019 Giresunspor 0 (0)
2019– Fatih Karagümrük 1 (0)
National team
2005 Turkey U15 3 (1)
2006 Turkey U16 10 (12)
2005–2007 Turkey U17 12 (4)
2007–2008 Turkey U18 8 (4)
2007–2009 Turkey U19 17 (9)
2008–2009 Turkey U21 4 (1)
2012 Turkey U23 1 (2)
2009–2010 Turkey 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:44, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

BursasporEdit

Yıldırım started his career at Bursaspor. He broke into the first team in the 2007–2008 season, making his league debut as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 away defeat at Istanbul B.B in September 2007. He scored his first senior goal for the club three games later in a 2–0 win at Kasımpaşa. His first season saw him only featured eight times for the senior team. The 2008–09 season saw him score four goals in many games getting a brace against both Gençlerbirliği in the second game of the season and also against Kocaelispor two games later. He also got on the scoresheet against Galatasaray in October 2008. In March 2011, he was close to signing a 4-year contract with the Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, but he failed his physical due to knee problems and Lokomotiv decided not to sign him.[1]

GalatasarayEdit

On 5 September 2011, after days of negotiation, Bursaspor finally agreed on a price with Galatasaray for Sercan. He agreed on a five-year deal (until the 2015-16 season) with Turkish club. In addition to the transfer of Musa Çağıran, the club paid an additional €3 million to Bursaspor.[2] He gave an assist to Johan Elmander with his backheel on 9 September 2011 in a game between Galatasaray and Samsunspor which Galatasaray won 3-1 He scored his first goal for Galatasaray on 7 January 2012 in a game between Galatasaray and Samsunspor which Galatasaray won 4-2. On 23 September 2012 Galatasaray's Coach Fatih Terim allow Sercan to play in the first Eleven. Due to the Injuries of both main strikers Umut Bulut and Johan Elmander. He started the new season in the Süper Lig with a Goal in a 3-0 home win against the newcomers Akhisar Belediyespor.

Loan to ŞanlıurfasporEdit

On 30 July 2013, Galatasaray announced that they have reached an agreement with Şanlıurfaspor to loan Sercan to the team for the 2013-14 season, for a fee of €150,000.

Loan to BursasporEdit

On 13 August 2015, Yıldırım agreed with Turkish club Bursaspor for one year.

Fatih KaragümrükEdit

Ahead of the 2019/20 season, Yıldırım joined Fatih Karagümrük.[3]

International careerEdit

Yıldırım has played at every age group for the Turkish Youth International Team. Whilst playing for the Under-16 level during 2006, he scored 12 goals in 10 games, including a hattrick and three braces. He currently has four caps for the senior squad. He received his first call up to the Turkish senior squad by Fatih Terim in March 2009, for two 2010 World Cup Qualifying games against Spain,[4] however he was an unused substitute.[5][6] He made his debut for Turkey in a friendly against Azerbaijan on 2 June 2009, coming on as a second-half substitute for Tuncay.[7] On 12 August 2009, in a friendly against the Ukraine, he registered 2 assists in Turkey's 3–0 win.[8] He scored his first goal for Turkey on 5 September 2009 in Turkey's World Cup qualification game against Estonia.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 26 April 2015[10][11]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bursaspor 2007–08 8 1 5 0 13 1
2008–09 30 11 5 3 35 14
2009–10 24 4 6 3 1 0 31 7
2010–11 22 7 3 0 6 1 31 8
2011–12 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Total 84 23 19 6 1 0 9 1 113 30
Galatasaray 2011–12 19 1 2 2 0 0 21 3
2012–13 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 2
Total 22 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 26 5
Sivasspor (loan) 2012–13 5 0 5 2 10 2
Total 5 0 5 2 10 2
Şanlıurfaspor (loan) 2013–14 13 3 1 0 14 3
Total 13 3 1 0 14 3
Bursaspor (loan) 2013–14 11 1 3 0 14 1
Total 11 1 3 0 14 1
Balıkesirspor (loan) 2014–15 26 6 0 0 31 8
Total 26 6 0 0 26 6
Career total 160 35 32 11 1 0 9 1 203 47

InternationalEdit

Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 5 1
2010 5 1
Total 10 2

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2009 Kadir Has Stadium, Kayseri, Turkey   Estonia 2–1 4–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 26 May 2010 Veterans Stadium, New Britain, Connecticut   Northern Ireland 1–0 2–0 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Bursaspor
Galatasaray

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Йылдырыма в "Локо" не будет. Sport Express (in Russian). Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.kap.gov.tr/yay/Bildirim/Bildirim.aspx?id=168933
  3. ^ Formayı Giymeden Karagümrük’e Gitti, cotanaklar.net, 3 July 2019
  4. ^ "Squad for Spain games announced". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Spain 1–0 Turkey". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Turkey 1–2 Spain". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
  7. ^ "Turkey debut for Sercan". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2 June 2009.
  8. ^ "Ukraine 0–3 Turkey". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  9. ^ "Turkey 4–2 Estonia". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  10. ^ "SERCAN YILDIRIM". Turkish Football Federation. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Sercan Yıldırım". Mackolik.com. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  12. ^ "First Turkish footballer who scored in champions league, Bursaspor 1-1 Rangers". Whoscored.com.

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