Mervan Çelik

  • Date of birth : 26/05/1990
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
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Mervan Celik

Mervan Celik

Clubs: GAIS Göteborg (twice), Rangers FC, Pescara Calcio, Gençlerbirliği SK

• Born to Turkish parents in Hisingen, an island close to Gothenburg on Sweden’s west coast, he had youth spells at IF Warta and BK Häcken before signing for GAIS in 2007.

• Handed his Allsvenskan debut on 20 July 2008 against GIF Sundsvall, he made eight league appearances in his first season followed by six the next, which yielded his first top-flight goal – on 17 October 2009 in a 2-2 draw at Kalmar FF.

• A Swedish Under-19 international, he became a regular GAIS first-teamer in 2010 but it was in 2011 that he achieved his big breakthrough, helping his club to a fifth-place finish with 14 league goals.

• Scored twice on his debut for Sweden U21s, a 4-1 win against Norway on 2 June 2011, and another on his competitive bow at that level, a 1-0 victory in Lithuania on 1 September.

• Out of contract at GAIS at the end of 2011, he joined Rangers on a three-and-a-half-year deal but asked to be released from his contract shortly after the Glasgow club went into administration.

• Returned to GAIS for eight months before a switch to Italy with Pescara where he scored four times in 23 appearances. 

• Moved to Turkey with Gençlerbirliği, scoring six times in 20 showings in his first campaign in the 2013/14 season.

UEFA honours

Last updated: 09/01/15 14.06CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/02/2016 00:12 CET
12.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-0GaziantepsporGaziantepspor3300
22.09.2015Turkish CupPlay-offsAkhisarAkhisar2-0YomrasporYomraspor6400
26.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği5600
18.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor4500
03.12.2015Turkish CupPlay-offsAkhisarAkhisar5-0DardanelsporDardanelspor9020
17.12.2015Turkish CupPlay-offsGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1AkhisarAkhisar7300
23.12.2015Turkish CupPlay-offsAkhisarAkhisar0-2KarşıyakaKarşıyaka7200
09.01.2016Turkish CupPlay-offsAkhisarAkhisar0-0KastamonusporKastamonuspor4500
12.01.2016Turkish CupPlay-offsKastamonusporKastamonuspor1-2AkhisarAkhisar9020
16.01.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-2KonyasporKonyaspor2000
19.01.2016Turkish CupPlay-offsAkhisarAkhisar1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray5800
28.01.2016Turkish CupPlay-offsKarşıyakaKarşıyaka0-2AkhisarAkhisar2300

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Mervan Çelik
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/05/1990 (25)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 90
  • Club: Akhisar ( TUR)

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Qualifying round)
    11/10/08: Sweden 3-3 Iceland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Sweden U-2193
Sweden U-1921
Last updated: 06/02/2016 00:11 CET