Umut Bozok

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Umut Bozok
Personal information
Full name Umut Dilan Bozok
Date of birth (1996-09-19) 19 September 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Saint-Avold, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Lorient
Number
Youth career
2002–2011 Etoile Naborienne
2011–2016 Metz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Metz II 33 (13)
2016–2017 Consolat 31 (18)
2017–2019 Nîmes 61 (26)
2019– Lorient 0 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Turkey U17 5 (3)
2013 Turkey U18 1 (0)
2017– Turkey U21 5 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2019

Umut Dilan Bozok (born 19 September 1996) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a striker for the French club Lorient.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Bozok began playing football with his local club l'Etoile Naborienne Saint-Avold at the age of 6, he began as a defender because of his strong physique.[2] He then moved to the youth academy of FC Metz in 2011. After spending three years in Metz's second team, Bozok moved to GS Consolat in Marseille for first-team football. After a successful season with GS Consolat, becoming the top scorer in the Championnat National with 18 goals in 31 matches, Bozok transferred to Ligue 2 side Nimes Olympique on 9 June 2017 for €150,000.[3][4]

Bozok made his professional debut for Nîmes in a 1–0 Ligue 2 loss to Stade de Reims on 28 July 2017,[5] he scored his first professional hattrick in a 4–0 Ligue 2 win over Stade Brestois on 20 October 2017.[6] Bozok finished the top scorer of the 2017–18 Ligue 2 with 24 goals in 36 games, and helped promote Nîmes to the Ligue 1 for the 2018-19 season.[7]

International career[edit]

Bozok represents Turkey at an international level. In his debut for the Turkey national under-21 football team, he scored a brace in a 4–0 win over Azerbaijan U21 on 28 March 2017.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Bozok was born in France, and is of Turkish descent.[9] Outside of football, he is a pianist and a black-belt in karate.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 July 2018[1]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Metz B 2013–14 Championnat de France Amateur 2 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Championnat de France Amateur 10 0 10 0
2015–16 Championnat de France Amateur 2 22 13 22 13
Total 33 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 13
GS Consolat 2016–17 National 31 18 3 0 0 0 34 18
Nimes 2017–18 Ligue 2 36 24 1 0 1 1 38 25
Career total 100 55 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 105 56

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Umut Bozok at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Umut Bozok, le virtuose - Stadito". 12 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b Rédaction. "Umut Bozok, meilleur buteur de National, signe à Nîmes".
  4. ^ "Umut Bozok, meilleur buteur du National".
  5. ^ "LFP.fr - Ligue de Football Professionnel - Domino's Ligue 2 - Saison 2017/2018 - 1ère journée - Nîmes Olympique / Stade de Reims". www.lfp.fr.
  6. ^ "Ligue1.com - French Football League - Domino's Ligue 2 - Season 2017/2018 - Week 12 - Nîmes Olympique / Stade Brestois 29". www.ligue1.com.
  7. ^ a b "LFP.fr - Umut Bozok, meilleur buteur de Domino's Ligue 2 !". www.lfp.fr.
  8. ^ "TÜRKİYE AZERBAYCAN - Maç Detayları TFF". www.tff.org.
  9. ^ "A la rencontre d'Umut Bozok - Nîmes Olympique". 9 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Pianiste, karatéka, spécialiste des penalties, qui est Umut Bozok (Marseille Consolat), le meilleur buteur du National ?". France Football.

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