Ahmed Kutucu

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Ahmed Kutucu
Ahmed Kutucu 2019.jpg
Kutucu with Schalke 04 in 2019
Personal information
Full name Ahmed Kutucu[1]
Date of birth (2000-03-01) 1 March 2000 (age 20)
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Centre-forward
Club information
Current team
Heracles Almelo
(on loan from Schalke 04)
Number 25
Youth career
2003–2006 Sportreunde Haverkamp
2006–2011 Rot-Weiss Essen
2011–2018 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Schalke 04 45 (5)
2019– Schalke 04 II 3 (3)
2021–Heracles Almelo (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2017 Turkey U17 3 (1)
2018 Turkey U19 3 (0)
2019– Turkey U21 3 (0)
2019– Turkey 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 January 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2020

Ahmed Kutucu (born 1 March 2000) is a professional footballer who plays as a centre-forward for Dutch club Heracles Almelo, on loan from Bundesliga club Schalke 04, and the Turkey national team.[2]

Club career[edit]

Kutucu began his youth career with Sportreunde Haverkamp in 2003, before moving to the youth team of Rot-Weiss Essen in 2006. In 2011, he joined the youth sector of Schalke 04.[3]

On 11 December 2018, Kutucu made his first team debut for Schalke in the UEFA Champions League, coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute for Cedric Teuchert in the 1–0 home win against Lokomotiv Moscow.[4] He scored his first Bundesliga goal on 22 December 2018, coming on as a substitute in the 73rd minute to replace Yevhen Konoplyanka in a 3–1 away win against VfB Stuttgart.[5]

On 21 January 2021, Kutucu joined Eredivisie club Heracles Almelo on a loan deal until the end of the season.[6]

International career[edit]

Kutucu was included in Turkey's squad for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.[7] He made his debut on 6 October 2017 in the first group match, opening the scoring for Turkey with a header in the 18th minute against New Zealand, with the match finishing as a 1–1 draw.[8] He played in Turkey's remaining two matches, where they were eliminated in the tournament's group stage.[2] The following year, he was included in Turkey's squad for the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Finland.[9] He played all three matches for Turkey, with the team being eliminated in the group stage.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played on 13 February 2021[2]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Schalke 04 2018–19 Bundesliga 13 2 2 1 1[a] 0 16 3
2019–20 Bundesliga 25 3 3 0 28 3
2020–21 Bundesliga 7 0 1 0 8 0
Total 45 5 6 1 1 0 52 6
Heracles Almelo (loan) 2020–21 Eredivisie 5 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 50 5 6 1 1 0 57 6
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played on 3 September 2020.[2]
National team Year Apps Goals
Turkey 2019 1 0
2020 1 0
Total 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 October 2017. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Ahmed Kutucu". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Ahmed Kutucu". schalke04.de (in German). FC Schalke 04. Archived from the original on 11 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. ^ "UEFA Champions League: Schalke v Lokomotiv Moskva". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Schalke end 2018 on a high and leave Stuttgart struggling". bundesliga.com. 22 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Ahmed Kutucu moves to Heracles Almelo". Schalke 04. 21 January 2021.
  7. ^ "U17 Milli Takımı, Dünya Kupası hazırlıklarına başladı" [U17 national team started World Cup preparations]. TFF.org (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. 16 September 2017. Archived from the original on 5 August 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  8. ^ "New Zealand – Turkey 1:1 (U17 World Cup 2017 India, Group B)". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  9. ^ "U19 Milli Takımımızın Avrupa Şampiyonası Finalleri aday kadrosu açıklandı" [U19 national team's European Championship squad nominees announced]. TFF.org (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. 19 June 2018. Archived from the original on 3 July 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.

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