Volkan Babacan

Volkan Babacan (Turkish: [voɫkan babadʒan]; born 11 August 1988) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for İstanbul Başakşehir and the Turkey national football team.[1]

Volkan Babacan
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Babacan with Turkey in 2016
Personal information
Full name Volkan Babacan
Date of birth (1988-08-11) 11 August 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Antalya, Turkey
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
İstanbul Başakşehir
Number 1
Youth career
2002–2006 Fenerbahçe
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Fenerbahçe 7 (0)
2006–2007İstanbulspor (loan) 11 (0)
2010–2012Kayserispor (loan) 4 (0)
2012–2014 Manisaspor 72 (0)
2014– İstanbul Başakşehir 137 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Turkey U16 21 (0)
2004–2005 Turkey U17 32 (0)
2005–2006 Turkey U18 7 (0)
2006 Turkey U19 5 (0)
2006–2010 Turkey U21 20 (0)
2005 Turkey Olympic 4 (0)
2014– Turkey 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2018

Babacan was a star at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, taking Turkey to 3rd place. He made his full international debut on 13 October 2014 in a 1–1 draw away to Latvia in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.

International careerEdit

Volkan Babacan was used for most of the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying matches, replacing Volkan Demirel after a dispute with the fans. Out of the 10 matches Volkan Babacan played, he got 4 clean sheets; the most shocking one being against the Netherlands National Football Team where Turkey won 3-0. Turkey ended up getting 3rd place and got ranked the best 3rd place team, automatically sending them to the UEFA Euro 2016 finals in France. He is part of the Turkish national team for Euro 2016.[2]

HonoursEdit

Fenerbahce

İstanbul Başakşehir

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VOLKAN BABACAN". tff.org. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  2. ^ "UEFA EURO 2016". UEFA. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Istanbul's Medipol Başakşehir wins first ever Turkish Süper Lig title". Daily Sabah. 19 July 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2020.

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