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Tolgay Arslan

Tolgay Arslan

Association football player
Tolgay Arslan
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Intro Association football player
A.K.A. Tolgay Ali Arslan
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Germany Turkey
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 16 August 1990, Paderborn, Germany
Age 30 years
Star sign Leo
Stats
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 75 kg
The details

Biography

Tolgay Ali Arslan ([toɫɡaj ali aɾsɫan]; born 16 August 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Fenerbahçe.

Club career

Early career

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.

Hamburger SV

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. 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.

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.

On friendly pre-season game 24 July 2012 he scored in a 1–2 loss against FC Barcelona.

Beşiktaş

On 27 January 2015, Arslan signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Süper Lig club Beşiktaş. 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.

International career

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

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

Personal life

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

Career statistics

Club

As of 29 December 2019.
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 6 0 2 2 0 0 8 2
Total 17 0 2 2 1 0 20 2
Career total 248 8 27 3 3 0 27 2 277 13

Honours

Beşiktaş

  • Süper Lig: 2015–16, 2016–17
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