Zeki Çelik

Mehmet Zeki Çelik (born 17 February 1997) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a right-back for French club Lille and the Turkey national team.

Zeki Çelik
Zeki çelik 2020.jpg
Çelik with Turkey in 2020
Personal information
Full name Mehmet Zeki Çelik
Date of birth (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Yıldırım, Turkey
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Right-back
Club information
Current team
Lille
Number 2
Youth career
2008–2009 Yavuz Selimspor
2009–2015 Bursaspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Bursaspor 0 (0)
2015–2016Karacabeyspor (loan) 34 (0)
2016–2018 İstanbulspor 64 (3)
2018– Lille 83 (4)
National team
2012–2013 Turkey U16 11 (0)
2013–2014 Turkey U17 12 (0)
2014 Turkey U18 2 (0)
2017–2018 Turkey U21 9 (0)
2018– Turkey 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2019

Professional careerEdit

Born in Bursa as the youngest of 9 children, Çelik went through the Bursaspor youth academy and became a professional in 2015. He signed on loan with Karacabey Birlikspor in 2015.

In 2016, he joined İstanbulspor. His good performance with İstanbulspor earned him a call-up to the senior Turkey national football team in 2018, despite playing in the TFF First League.[1]

On 8 July 2018, Çelik signed with Lille OSC on a five-year contract.[2][3] Çelik made his professional debut with Lille in a 3–1 Ligue 1 win over Stade Rennes on 11 August 2018.[4]

International careerEdit

Çelik made his professional debut for the Turkey national football team in a 1–1 friendly with Russia national football team on 5 June 2018.[5]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Turkey's goal tally first.[6]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2019 Bahçeşehir Okulları Stadium, Alanya, Turkey   Uzbekistan 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 2–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mehmet Zeki Çelik: Sağın yeni gözdesi - TamSaha Detay Sayfası TFF". www.tff.org.
  2. ^ "Zeki Celik, international turc, est Lillois - Lille LOSC". www.losc.fr.
  3. ^ "Transferts : Zeki Celik a signé à Lille". L'Équipe (in French). 8 July 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Lille vs. Rennes - 11 August 2018 - Soccerway". Soccerway.
  5. ^ "RUSYA 1-1 TÜRKİYE - A Milli Takım Haber Detayları TFF". www.tff.org.
  6. ^ "Zeki Çelik". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 4 June 2019.

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