Tolgay Arslan

Tolgay Ali Arslan (Turkish pronunciation: [toɫɡaj ali aɾsɫan]; born August 16, 1990) is a German-Turkish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Udinese.

Tolgay Arslan
Tolgay Arslan 2014.jpg
Arslan with Hamburger SV in 2014
Personal information
Full name Tolgay Ali Arslan[1]
Date of birth (1990-08-16) August 16, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Paderborn, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Udinese
Number 22
Youth career
1996–2003 Grün-Weiß Paderborn
2003–2009 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Hamburger SV 83 (2)
2010–2011Alemannia Aachen (loan) 31 (6)
2015–2018 Beşiktaş 89 (11)
2019–2020 Fenerbahçe 24 (4)
2020– Udinese 28 (3)
National team
2009 Turkey U19 2 (1)
2010 Turkey U21 1 (0)
2011 Germany U20 1 (0)
2012–2013 Germany U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:33, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 February 2013

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Arslan was born and raised in Germany, in Paderborn, to Turkish parents from Çorum; his father, a real estate agent, moved to Germany when he was 11 years old. He began playing football at the age of six, when his father brought him along to watch Grün-Weiß Paderborn play. Arslan began his career with the local club. Patterning his game around Zinedine Zidane and Gheorghe Hagi, Arslan earned a move to Borussia Dortmund in 2003. After several years in Dortmund's youth team, Arslan moved to Hamburger SV.[2]

Hamburger SVEdit

 
Arslan with Hamburger SV in 2009

Arslan moved to Hamburger SV on a free transfer in 2009. He made his debut on 23 September 2009, coming in the 70th minute as a substitute for Marcus Berg in the second round of the DFB-Pokal against Osnabrück.[3] Hamburg managed a 3–3 draw, but went on to lose 5–7 following a penalty shootout. Arslan made his league debut on 17 October 2009 in a 0–0 draw against Bayer Leverkusen.[4]

He moved on loan to Alemannia Aachen for the 2010–11 season and scored his first goal for the club in the fifth week of the 2. Bundesliga in a 3–1 win against FSV Frankfurt.[5]

BeşiktaşEdit

On 27 January 2015, Arslan signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Süper Lig club Beşiktaş.[6] He came on as a substitute for José Sosa on 26 February in the 60th minute of a UEFA Europa League last 32 second leg against Liverpool, and 15 minutes later scored the only goal of the game, taking it to a penalty shootout in which he scored Beşiktaş' last attempt before Dejan Lovren missed to eliminate Liverpool.[7]

International careerEdit

Arslan began his career with the Turkey youth teams in 2009. He made two appearances for the U-19 team in 2009.[8] He made his first appearance for the Turkey national under-21 football team against the Republic of Ireland on 7 September 2010.[9]

In December 2010, Arslan switched to the German Football Association.[10] He was first called up to the Germany national under-21 team to face, of all teams, Turkey on 14 November 2012.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

In November 2018, it was decided that Arslan would perform his military service for Turkey in June 2019.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 25 April 2021.
Club Season League Cup Other Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamburger SV 2009–10 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2011–12 8 1 0 0 8 1
2012–13 25 0 1 0 26 0
2013–14 32 1 4 0 1 0 37 1
2014–15 13 0 2 0 15 0
Total 83 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 92 2
Alemannia Aachen (loan) 2010–11 31 6 4 0 35 6
Total 31 6 4 0 35 6
Beşiktaş 2014–15 16 0 3 1 3 1 22 2
2015–16 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2016–17 30 0 3 0 1 0 10 0 44 0
2017–18 29 0 6 0 1 0 5 0 41 0
2018–19 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 16 1
Total 89 0 13 1 2 0 26 2 130 3
Fenerbahçe 2018–19 11 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
2019–20 13 0 8 2 0 0 21 2
Total 24 0 8 2 1 0 33 2
Udinese 2020–21 28 3 1 0 29 3
Career total 285 11 34 3 3 0 27 2 319 16

HonoursEdit

Beşiktaş

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tolgay Ali Arslan" (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ Özten, Nihat (1 July 2010). "10 numaranın genç adayı: Tolgay Ali Arslan" (in Turkish). tff.org. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  3. ^ "HSV scheitert beim Pokal-Drama in Osnabrück" (in German). kicker.de. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Torun scheitert an Castro, Kießling an Rost" (in German). kicker.de. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  5. ^ Franzke, Julian; Holger Richter (23 September 2010). "kicker Heft Nr.77". kicker Sportmagazin (in German). Nuremberg: Olympia Verlag.
  6. ^ http://www.ntvspor.net/haber/futbol/122078/besiktas-tolgay-arslanla-imzaladi
  7. ^ Whalley, Mike (26 February 2015). "Besiktas 1-0 Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  8. ^ "TOLGAY ALİ ARSLAN" (in Turkish). tff.org. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  9. ^ "TÜRKİYE 1–0 İRLANDA" (in Turkish). tff.org. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  10. ^ "Kampf um die Talente: Jetzt wird zurückgeklaut!" (in German). Bild.de. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  11. ^ "U21: Adrion beruft Neulinge Rüdiger und Arslan" (in German). Focus.de. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Burdur'da yaz kampı (!)". Cumhuriyet (in Turkish). 19 November 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2019.

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