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Nuri Sahin

Nuri Kâzım Şahin (born 5 September 1988) is a Turks in Germany association football who plays as a midfielder for the Turkey national football team and Real Madrid C.F. in the La Liga. Since May 2011, Nuri Sahin is also a German citizen. On 9 May 2011, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid C.F. agreed on a deal to sign a six year contract with the transfer fee of €10 million during the summer transfer window.

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Nuri Sahin biography


Nuri Kâzım Şahin (born 5 September 1988) is a Turks in Germany association football who plays as a midfielder for the Turkey national football team and Real Madrid C.F. in the La Liga. Since May 2011, Nuri Sahin is also a German citizen. On 9 May 2011, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid C.F. agreed on a deal to sign a six year contract with the transfer fee of €10 million during the summer transfer window.

Club career

Borussia Dortmund

On 6 August 2005, at the age of 16 years and 334 days, Şahin set a record by becoming the youngest player to have played in the Fußball-Bundesliga later becoming the youngest player to score in the Fußball-Bundesliga on 25 November, scoring for Borussia Dortmund against 1. FC Nuremberg.

Loan to Feyenoord

On 5 July 2007, Şahin was transferred to Feyenoord on a one-year loan agreement, where Nuri Sahin was reunited with Bert van Marwijk, Nuri Sahin former coach at Borussia Dortmund.

Return to Borussia Dortmund

Şahin returned to Dortmund, where Nuri Sahin played an important role in the 2009–10 Fußball-Bundesliga, starting 33 out of 34 matches. Nuri Sahin ended the season with four goals and eight assists. Şahin won the Fußball-Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund in the 2010–11 Fußball-Bundesliga. After a strong season, in which Nuri Sahin scored seven and made eight assists, Şahin was voted best player of the season in the Fußball-Bundesliga for 2011.

Real Madrid

On 9 May 2011, after weeks of speculation Şahin announced Nuri Sahin departure from Borussia Dortmund in a press room at Signal Iduna Park. Nuri Sahin signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid C.F.. Nuri Sahin stated the main reason to join Real Madrid was because of José Mourinho and the chance of playing for a club as prestigious as Real Madrid. Nuri Sahin made Nuri Sahin official debut as a substitute in a 7–1 thrashing of CA Osasuna in the Santiago Bernabéu stadium on 6 November 2011, as Nuri Sahin had been sidelined by injury problems since August earlier that year. On 20 December 2011, Nuri Sahin scored Nuri Sahin first goal for Real Madrid as they thrashed Ponferradina 5–1 in the Copa Del Rey.

International career

Şahin won the bronze ball prize at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru after a successful tournament with Turkey national football team, finishing in fourth place. Şahin is the youngest player to have played and scored for Turkey national football team, Nuri Sahin ironically scored during Nuri Sahin debut which was a match against Germany national football team, the country of Nuri Sahin birth.

Club statistics

Player



International


: 2010–11 Fußball-Bundesliga

Feyenoord
- KNVB Cup: 2007–08 KNVB Cup

International

Turkey
- 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship: Winner
- 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship: Semi-finalist

Individual

- 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship: Bronze Ball
- 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship: Silver Shoe
- Kicker (sports magazine): 2010–11 Fußball-Bundesliga
- European Sports Magazines: 1 2010–11

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuri_%C5%9Eahin

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