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27-year-old former Galatasaray and Turkey defender Ahmet Calik killed in automotive crash | Soccer Information

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Ahmet Calik made greater than 50 appearances for Galatasaray throughout a three-year spell earlier than becoming a member of Konyaspor in 2020.

Former Galatasaray and Turkey defender Ahmet Calik has died in a automotive crash, aged 27, his membership Konyaspor confirmed on Tuesday.

“We’re in deep sorrow to have misplaced our participant Ahmet Calik who earned our followers’ and metropolis’s love because the first day he arrived at Konyaspor,” the membership posted on Twitter.

In accordance with Turkish web site Spor Area the crash occurred on a motorway close to the capital Ankara the place Calik was heading throughout a day without work to finalise plans for his marriage ceremony.

Calik made greater than 50 appearances for Galatasaray throughout a three-year spell earlier than becoming a member of Konyaspor in 2020.

The centre again additionally performed eight occasions for the Turkish senior crew between 2015 and 2017 and was a part of the Euro 2016 squad, though didn’t play a match.

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In a press release the Turkish FA stated: “It’s with deep unhappiness that we discovered that Ahmet Calik, soccer participant of Ittifak Holding Konyaspor, who additionally performed in our nationwide crew, handed away because of a site visitors accident.

“Might Allah have mercy on the deceased.”

Galatasaray additionally issued their very own tribute.

“It’s with deep unhappiness that we discovered of the dying of our former soccer participant Ahmet Calik,” the membership stated on its web site. “We categorical our condolences to his grieving household, family members and Turkish sports activities neighborhood.” 

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Solely the headline has been modified.

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