Former Turkey worldwide defender Ahmet Calik dies at age 27


“We’re deeply saddened by the lack of our soccer participant Ahmet Çalik, who has gained the love of our followers and our metropolis because the first day he got here to our Konyaspor. Our condolences to all of us, particularly to the household of our soccer participant Ahmet Çalik,” the membership said on Twitter.
An announcement from the Turkish Soccer Affiliation said that Calik died in a “visitors accident.”

“It’s with deep unhappiness that we discovered that İttifak Holding Konyaspor soccer participant Ahmet Çalık, who additionally performed on our Nationwide Workforce, handed away because of a visitors accident,” it stated.

“Might Allah have mercy on the deceased; Our condolences to his household, kin, Ittifak Holding Konyaspor Membership and the Turkish soccer group.”

Calik, who primarily performed as a central defender, started his profession at Gençlerbirliği Ankara, earlier than a three-year spell at Turkish giants Galatasaray, throughout which the membership gained the Turkish league title twice and the Turkish Cup.

Yacine Bammou (left) of Aytemiz Alanyaspor in action against Calik (right) on February 5, 2020.

In 2020, he moved to Konyaspor the place he grew to become a daily starter, showing over 50 occasions for the membership.

After progressing via Turkey’s youth groups, Calik earned eight senior caps for the nation between 2015 and 2017, scoring one purpose in a pleasant in opposition to Moldova.

He was a part of the Turkish squad for Euro 2016, however didn’t characteristic within the match.

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Calik performed the total 90 minutes in Konyaspor’s final recreation on Sunday, January 9, because the membership misplaced 1-0 at house to Sivasspor.

Galatasary paid tribute to Calik on Twitter, saying: “It’s with deep unhappiness that we discovered of the dying of our former soccer participant Ahmet Çalık. Might God have mercy on the deceased and our condolences to his grieving household, his family members and to the Turkish sports activities group.”

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