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Oğuz Sabankay
Personal information
Full name Oğuz Sabankay
Date of birth (1987-08-07) 7 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Akhisar, Turkey
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tarsus Idman Yurdu
Number 35
Youth career
1999–2004 Akhisar Belediyespor
2004–2006 Galatasaray
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Galatasaray A2 61 (2)
2006–2011 Galatasaray 1 (0)
2007–2008Vestel Manisaspor (loan) 15 (0)
2008Eskişehirspor (loan) 0 (0)
2009–2010İstanbul BB (loan) 10 (0)
2010–2011Kartalspor (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 Akyurt Şekerspor 22 (0)
2012–2014 Bucaspor 4 (0)
2014 Eyüpspor 15 (0)
2014– Tarsus Idman Yurdu 26 (0)
National team
2002 Turkey U16 ? (?)
2003–2004 Turkey U17 ? (?)
2003–2005 Turkey U18 ? (?)
2004–2006 Turkey U19 ? (?)
2005 Turkey U20 ? (?)
2006–2008 Turkey U21 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 September 2015.


Oğuz Sabankay (born August 7, 1987 in Akhisar) is a Turkish footballer[1] who plays as a midfielder. He is currently playing Tarsus Idman Yurdu.

Club careerEdit

GalatasarayEdit

Oğuz was signed from Akhisar B.G.S. in the summer of 2004 by Galatasaray for their youth team on the same day rivals Fenerbahçe signed Brazilian playmaker Alex. It was an interesting occurrence while one rival team signed an aging star playmaker for the present the other signed a young star playmaker for the future.

Oğuz made his professional debut on August 13, 2006 in a home game against Kayserispor coming on in the 84th minute for Saša Ilić. Galatasaray went on to win the game 4–0.

Vestel ManisasporEdit

On January 12, 2007 Oğuz signed for Vestel Manisaspor on a one and a half seasons long loan contract. This move was seen as a great opportunity for Oğuz to gain first team experience in a town close to his hometown of Akhisar. Ersun Yanal who was the Manisaspor coach at the time had worked with Arda Turan who was proving to be a revelation at Galatasaray that year, the previous season. Many expected similar feats from Oğuz. His time at Manisaspor was ridden with injuries and the fact that Manisaspor kept on changing their manager almost every 3 months did not help him gain a first team spot on the team either. He parted ways with the club once his contract ran out.

EskişehirsporEdit

Oguz signed a one season long loan contract with Eskişehirspor during the summer of 2008 or the 2008–2009 season. Even though Rıza Çalımbay had stated that Oğuz was a player he was excited over signing he did not give him a chance in a single match despite Oğuz impressing in the pre-season training camp over the summer as well as scoring a nice goal in a friendly match. The contract was mutually terminated in mid-season as Oğuz looked to gain first team experience elsewhere.

Istanbul Büyükşehir BelediyesporEdit

After leaving Eskişehirspor. Oğuz signed a one and a half seasons long contract with Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor on January 2009. At Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor he teams up with his former manager at the Galatasaray youth team and the U-17 Turkish NT, Abdullah Avcı.

KartalsporEdit

Oğuz joined Kartalspor on loan with fellow Galatasaray youth products Semih Kaya and Erhan Şentürk to work under Galatasaray legend Ergün Penbe for the 2010-2011 season.

International careerEdit

He has represented the Turkish national team on several levels including 4 appearances for the U-21's. He has played 60 times for what is referred to as the A youth and 6 times for the B youth scoring on 3 occasions in total on both levels. His first ever national team goal was in a game against the Northern Ireland U-17's in a European championship qualifier match. The goal came in the 74th minute with the Turkish U-17's going on to win the game 5–2 in Northern Ireland.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "OĞUZ SABANKAY". TFF. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 

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