Uğur Yıldırım

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Uğur Yıldırım
Personal information
Full name Uğur Yıldırım
Date of birth (1982-05-08) 8 May 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
CSV Apeldoorn
Youth career
Brink en Orden
Go Ahead Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Go Ahead Eagles 119 (44)
2004–2007 Heerenveen 83 (12)
2007–2008 Gaziantepspor 18 (5)
2008 Sivasspor 12 (2)
2009–2010 Kasımpaşa 4 (0)
2010–2011 AGOVV 16 (1)
2012–2015 CSV Apeldoorn
National team
2005 Netherlands 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2009

Uğur Yıldırım (Turkish pronunciation: [uːɾ jɯldɯˈɾɯm]; born 8 May 1982) is a Turkish-Dutch footballer currently plays for CSV Apeldoorn.

Club career[edit]

A freekick specialist, Yıldırım previously played for Go Ahead Eagles, famous for its youth academy. In the 2003-04 season he scored 6 goals in the First Division match against SC Cambuur; this unique feat drew attention of bigger clubs and Yıldırım signed a contract at SC Heerenveen, with whom he had an outstanding debut season. In summer 2007 he transferred to Gaziantepspor and scored 3 goals for his team. During break-up the league, he moved on to title-challengers Sivasspor after claiming Gaziantepspor did not pay his wages for months,[1] he wasn't very successful in his time with Sivasspor and therefore he left the club on a free transfer. After his unsuccessful stay in Turkey Yıldırım trained with a lot of clubs during 2008, he couldn't impress with English sides Blackburn Rovers, Plymouth Argyle and Watford. Then he went to Neftchi Baku PFC of Azerbaijan and trained with Dutch side FC Zwolle; the result of this unsuccessful training period was a contract with Kasımpaşa in January 2009 until the end of the season, where he was released in June 2009.

In August 2010 Yıldırım agreed to join Dutch Jupiler League side AGOVV Apeldoorn, signing a one-year contract for the club from his native town.[2]

Free Kick Tournament[edit]

In 2005, Yıldırım won a free kick tournament held in Marbella, beating out players such as Zinedine Zidane.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Yıldırım moves to Sivasspor - Voetbal International
  2. ^ "Ugur Yildirim AGOVV'er!" (in Dutch). AGOVV Apeldoorn. 10 August 2010. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  3. ^ Bouwes, Ernst (2005-01-04). "A tale of two coaches". ESPN. Retrieved 2007-04-08.