Dursun for Trabzonspor in 2014
|Full name||Salih Dursun|
|Date of birth||12 July 1991|
|Place of birth||Adapazarı, Turkey|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Defensive midfielder|
|2014–2016||→ Trabzonspor (loan)||25||(1)|
|2017||→ Antalyaspor (loan)||16||(0)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 4 March 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 February 2013
Salih Dursun (born 12 July 1991) is a Turkish footballer who plays as a right back and defensive midfielder for Turkish club Antalyaspor on loan from Galatasaray in Süper Lig.He made his Süper Lig debut on 27 August 2012. Though he wasn't a particularly well-known player until 21 February 2016, he gained fame on that date after he showed the red card to referee Deniz Ateş Bitnel in an effort to protest the dismissal of his teammate Luis Pedro Cavanda in a match against Galatasaray. He himself was sent off following the act. While his extreme reaction received mixed feedback from the media and football fans alike, it was highly appreciated in the city of Trabzon, to the extent of having a street renamed after him .
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