Cengiz Ünder facts for kids
Ünder with Turkey in 2018
|Full name||Cengiz Ünder|
|Date of birth||14 July 1997|
|Place of birth||Sındırgı, Turkey|
|2020–2021||→ Leicester City (loan)||9||(0)|
|2021–2022||→ Marseille (loan)||32||(10)|
† Appearances (Goals).
Cengiz Ünder (Turkish pronunciation: [dʒeŋˈɟiz ynˈdæɾ]; born 14 July 1997) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Ligue 1 club Marseille and the Turkey national team.
Ünder began his professional career at Altinordu, and later transferred to Başakşehir. In his breakout season with Başakşehir, Ünder established himself as one of the best players in the league, scoring 7 goals in 32 games in his debut season in the Süper Lig.
On 16 July 2017, he became a Roma player for a €13.4 million fee. He scored his first goal for Roma in a 1–0 win over Hellas Verona in the Serie A on 4 February 2018. In the same month, he marked his Champions League debut with a goal; the opener in a 1–2 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg of the first round of knockout fixtures, becoming the youngest Turkish player ever to score in the Champions League.
Leicester City (loan)
On 20 September 2020, Ünder signed for Premier League club Leicester City on a season-long loan, with the option of a permanent transfer. He made his debut in a 3–0 defeat to West Ham United, coming on as a substitute. On 25 October, he made his first goal contribution for Leicester when he assisted Jamie Vardy's winning goal in a 1–0 away win over Arsenal, which ended Leicester's 47 year wait for a victory away at Arsenal. On 10 December, Ünder scored his first Leicester goal in a 2–0 home win over AEK Athens in the UEFA Europa League.
On 4 July 2021, he signed on loan for Ligue 1 club Marseille, with an option to be bought of €9 million.
Ünder has represented the U18 and U19 levels of the Turkey national youth football team. He most recently was called up to the Turkey national under-21 football team.
In November 2016 Ünder received his first call-up to the senior Turkey squad for the match against Kosovo. He scored his first international goal in his second cap for his country in a friendly victory against Moldova in March 2017.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Altınordu||2014–15||TFF First League||20||5||6||0||—||—||26||5|
|İstanbul Başakşehir||2016–17||Süper Lig||32||7||7||2||—||4||0||43||9|
|Leicester City (loan)||2020–21||Premier League||9||0||2||1||0||0||8||1||19||2|
|Marseille (loan)||2021–22||Ligue 1||32||10||3||1||—||12||2||47||13|
- Scores and results list Turkey's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Ünder goal.
|1.||27 March 2017||New Eskişehir Stadium, Eskişehir, Turkey||Moldova||3–0||3–1||Friendly|
|2.||11 June 2017||Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër, Albania||Kosovo||2–1||4–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||13 November 2017||New Antalya Stadium, Antalya, Turkey||Albania||1–2||2–3||Friendly|
|4.||27 March 2018||Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro||Montenegro||1–0||2–2|
|5.||30 May 2019||New Antalya Stadium, Antalya, Turkey||Greece||1–0||2–1|
|6.||8 June 2019||Büyükşehir Stadium, Konya, Turkey||France||2–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|
|7.||11 November 2020||Vodafone Park, Istanbul, Turkey||Croatia||3–3||3–3||Friendly|
|8.||15 November 2020||Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey||Russia||2–1||3–2||2020–21 UEFA Nations League B|
|9.||3 June 2021||Benteler-Arena, Paderborn, Germany||Moldova||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|10.||1 September 2021||Vodafone Park, Istanbul, Turkey||Montenegro||1–0||2–2||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|11.||7 September 2021||Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Netherlands||1–6||1–6|
|12.||29 March 2022||Büyükşehir Stadium, Konya, Turkey||Italy||1–0||2–3||Friendly|
|13.||4 June 2022||Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey||Faroe Islands||1–0||4–0||2022–23 UEFA Nations League C|
|14.||22 September 2022||Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey||Luxembourg||1–1||3–3|
|15.||16 November 2022||Diyarbakır Stadium, Diyarbakır, Turkey||Scotland||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
- Turkish Footballer of the Year: 2018