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Eren Derdiyok
Eren Derdiyok
Eren Derdiyok
Date of Birth:Jun 12, 1988 (Age 27)
Place of Birth:Basel
Nationality:Switzerland
Height:191 cm.
Weight:83 Kg.
Position:Striker
Squad Number:19
Eren Derdiyok, Switzerland (Bongarts/Getty)
In spite of his height Eren Derdiyok has great technique. Of course, he is dangerous in the air too. Derdiyok is physically strong and a really fast forward. An offensive team like Bayer Leverkusen is quite perfect for him, simply because he gets many passes in order to score.

Although he is still very young, Derdiyok has already won two titles with FC Basel. But the competition in the national team is tough: His rivals are Alexander Frei (who has just broken his arm) or Albert Bunjaku (who scored more than ten times for Nuernberg). But if Derdiyok keeps his level, he can play an important role in the plans of national coach Ottmar Hitzfeld.

 
Did you know?
 
Derdiyok made his first appearance in an international match at Wembley. He scored once, but his team lost the game 2-1 against England. Nevertheless it was a great experience for the forward, who was 19 years old at that time.
 

Awards

 
Swiss Champion 2008 with FC Basel

Swiss Cup Champion 2008 with FC Basel

Newcomer of the Year 2008 in Swiss football

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